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Saint-Paulien tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Allegre at 11 km from Saint-Paulien

Visit Saint-Paulien: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Allegre at 11 km and Le Puy-en-Velay at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Allegre guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 12 km (direction south-east)

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

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

La Chaise-Dieu

at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south)

Both the picturesque historic village centre and the lovely viwes...

See Pradelles guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Auzon guide


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

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

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-north-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 56 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide


at 58 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 62 km (direction south-west), in the Lozere department

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

See Aumont Aubrac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Paulien


Markets in and near Saint-Paulien

  • Polignac: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (11km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (12km)
  • Rosieres: market Saturday (14km)
  • Blavozy: market Sunday (16km)
  • Coubon: market Sunday (17km)
  • Retournac: market Wednesday & (19km)
  • Lantriac: market Sunday (21km)

More information about Saint-Paulien, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saint-Paulien, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (3km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (21km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (30km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Beaume (22km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (25km)
  • Mont Mouchet (39km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (44km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (45km)
  • Bois Noirs (46km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (45km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Paulien is in the southern-centre of France at 12 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Saint-Paulien is 428 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Paulien

Canton: Saint-Paulien

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43350

Distance to Saint-Paulien

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 428 km

from Calais: 663 km

from Nice: 317 km

from Bordeaux: 347 km

from Strasbourg: 486 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanzac, Borne, Ceaux-d'Allegre, Lissac, Loudes and Saint-Geneys-Pres-Saint-Paulien.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Paulien

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