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Saint-Geron tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Auzon at 8 km from Saint-Geron

Visit Saint-Geron: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Auzon at 8 km and Brioude at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 8 km (direction north-east)

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

See Auzon guide


at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Brioude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Blesle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 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
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 32 km (direction east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most...

See Montpeyroux guide


at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of...

See Saint-Nectaire guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Allegre guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Saint-Flour guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 38 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The Natural Regional Park of the Volcanoes is a...

See Parc des Volcans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Geron


Markets in and near Saint-Geron

  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (7km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (8km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (9km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (16km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (23km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (23km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (30km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (31km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (32km)

More information about Saint-Geron, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Geron, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (17km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (9km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (10km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (10km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (38km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (23km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (42km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (46km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (24km)
  • Bois Noirs (34km)
  • Lac Pavin (36km)
  • Mont Mouchet (41km)
  • Puy de Sancy (43km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (48km)
  • Lac du Guery (48km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (51km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (13km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Geron is in the southern-centre of France at 57 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Saint-Geron is 397 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Geron

Canton: Brioude-Nord

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43360

Distance to Saint-Geron

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 397 km

from Calais: 633 km

from Nice: 364 km

from Bordeaux: 309 km

from Strasbourg: 494 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont, Bournoncle-Saint-Pierre, Chambezon, Cohade, Espalem, Frugeres-les-Mines, Leotoing, Lorlanges, Paulhac and Vergongheon.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Geron

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