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Retournac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Retournac in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Le Puy-en-Velay at 21 km from Retournac

Visit Retournac: highlights and tourist information

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Retournac is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Puy-en-Velay at 21 km and Allegre at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Retournac, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Retournac in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 21 km (direction south-west)

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 25 km (direction west)

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures, the cathedral...

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

Arlempdes is a very small village but the character of the village,...

See Arlempdes guide


at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west)

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

Both the picturesque historic village centre and the lovely viwes make Pradelles...

See Pradelles guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Loire

Map of places to visit near Retournac


Markets in and near Retournac

Market days in Retournac: weekly market: Wednesday &;

  • Retournac: market Wednesday & (0km)
  • Saint-Maurice-de-Lignon: market Sunday (9km)
  • Rosieres: market Saturday (9km)
  • Grazac: market Sunday (12km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (14km)
  • Lapte: market Sunday (15km)
  • Blavozy: market Sunday (17km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint-Julien-Chapteuil: market Monday (19km)

Hotels near Retournac

More information about Retournac, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Retournac, France

What to do at Retournac? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Retournac.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (18km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (19km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Beaume (31km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (38km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (39km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (43km)
  • Perdrix Crest (47km)
  • Bois Noirs (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (58km)
  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (62km)

Geography and distances

Retournac is in the southern-centre of France at 21 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Retournac is 425 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Retournac

Canton: Retournac

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43130

Distance to Retournac

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 425 km

from Calais: 659 km

from Nice: 306 km

from Bordeaux: 364 km

from Strasbourg: 470 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Retournac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaux, Chamalieres-sur-Loire, Mezeres, Saint-Julien-du-Pinet and Solignac-sous-Roche.

This page in French: Visiter Retournac

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