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Saint-Ilpize tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lavaudieu at 9 km from Saint-Ilpize

Visit Saint-Ilpize: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavaudieu at 9 km and Brioude at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Ilpize, 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-Ilpize 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 north-east)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Brioude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Blesle guide


at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Auzon guide


at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Allegre guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Saint-Flour guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide


at 40 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
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


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

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

See Saint-Floret guide


at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Parc des Volcans

Parc des Volcans

Scenery at 49 km (direction west-north-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-Ilpize


Markets in and near Saint-Ilpize

  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (10km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (11km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (14km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (20km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (24km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (24km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (25km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (28km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (36km)

More information about Saint-Ilpize, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Ilpize, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (8km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (11km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (40km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (24km)
  • Signal du Luguet (35km)
  • Bois Noirs (42km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (45km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (49km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (51km)
  • Lac Pavin (51km)
  • Puy de Sancy (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (16km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (44km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Ilpize is in the southern-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Saint-Ilpize is 415 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Ilpize

Canton: Lavoûte-Chilhac

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43380

Distance to Saint-Ilpize

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 415 km

from Calais: 650 km

from Nice: 350 km

from Bordeaux: 314 km

from Strasbourg: 502 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ally, Blassac, Chilhac, Saint-Cirgues, Saint-Just-Pres-Brioude, Saint-Privat-du-Dragon and Villeneuve-d'Allier.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Ilpize

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