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Saint-Cirgues tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lavaudieu at 14 km from Saint-Cirgues

Visit Saint-Cirgues: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavaudieu at 14 km and Brioude at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Cirgues, 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 Saint-Cirgues in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the...

See Brioude guide


at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Allegre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-west)

There are a remarkable number of sites of interest in...

See Blesle guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

Although built in rather sombre granite, we found lots of interesting...

See Saint-Flour guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the...

See Auzon guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages...

See Usson guide


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

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the...

See Sauxillanges guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant...

See Issoire guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 48 km (direction south-south-west), in the Lozere department

Not perhaps a major destination but Aumont-Aubrac is pleasant to explore when...

See Aumont Aubrac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The tiny village of Saint-Floret with its ruined castle and frescoes...

See Saint-Floret guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Cirgues


Markets in and near Saint-Cirgues

  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (9km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (11km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (17km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (25km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (30km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (30km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (37km)

More information about Saint-Cirgues, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Cirgues, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (14km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (17km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (46km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (19km)
  • Signal du Luguet (39km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (40km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (44km)
  • Bois Noirs (47km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (55km)
  • Lac Pavin (56km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (20km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (39km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Cirgues is in the southern-centre of France at 39 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Saint-Cirgues is 420 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Cirgues

Canton: Lavoûte-Chilhac

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43380

Distance to Saint-Cirgues

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 420 km

from Calais: 656 km

from Nice: 346 km

from Bordeaux: 315 km

from Strasbourg: 505 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Cirgues from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arlet, Aubazat, Blassac, Cerzat, Chazelles, Chilhac, Cronce, Ferrussac, Saint-Austremoine, Saint-Ilpize and Saint-Privat-du-Dragon.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Cirgues

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