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Saint-Didier-en-Velay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 9 km from Saint-Didier-en-Velay

Visit Saint-Didier-en-Velay: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Didier-en-Velay is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 9 km and Saint-Etienne at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Didier-en-Velay, 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-Didier-en-Velay in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction 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


at 17 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among...

See Pelussin guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages...

See Malleval guide


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

La Chaise-Dieu

at 45 km (direction west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Allegre guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional...

See Ambert guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make...

See Vienne (town) guide


Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction south-west)

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

See Arlempdes guide


at 64 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there...

See Valence guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Didier-en-Velay


Markets in and near Saint-Didier-en-Velay

Market days in Saint-Didier-en-Velay: weekly market: Wednesday & Sunday;

  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (0km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (3km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (5km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (8km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (9km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (10km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (11km)
  • Dunieres: market Friday (11km)

More information about Saint-Didier-en-Velay, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Didier-en-Velay, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (25km)
  • Oeillon Crest (28km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (42km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (50km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (37km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Didier-en-Velay is in the southern-centre of France at 42 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Saint-Didier-en-Velay is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Didier-en-Velay

Canton: Saint-Didier-en-Velay

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43140

Distance to Saint-Didier-en-Velay

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 653 km

from Nice: 297 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 450 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Didier-en-Velay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-d'Aurec, La Seauve-sur-Semene, Pont-Salomon, Saint-Ferreol-d'Auroure, Saint-Just-Malmont, Saint-Romain-Lachalm and Saint-Victor-Malescours.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Didier-en-Velay

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