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Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Chaise-Dieu at 20 km from Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon

Visit Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chaise-Dieu at 20 km and Allegre at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon, 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-Pal-de-Chalencon in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 20 km (direction west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Allegre guide


at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east), in the Loire department

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 35 km (direction east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide


at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Brioude guide


at 46 km (direction west)

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

See Auzon guide


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

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

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide


at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in...

See Courpiere guide


at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon


Markets in and near Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon

Market days in Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (4km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (9km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (11km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Retournac: market Wednesday & (18km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (18km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (19km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)

More information about Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon, France

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

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) (24km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (36km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (4km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (21km)
  • Bois Noirs (32km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon is in the southern-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon

Canton: Bas-en-Basset

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43500

Distance to Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 641 km

from Nice: 321 km

from Bordeaux: 360 km

from Strasbourg: 460 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apinac, Boisset, Merle-Leignec, Saint-Julien-d'Ance, Tiranges and Usson-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon

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