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Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois in Creuse

Photo is of Aubusson at 24 km from Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois

Visit Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois is situated in the Creuse department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubusson at 24 km and Lake Vassiviere at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois, 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-Yrieix-les-Bois in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here...

See Aubusson guide
Lake Vassiviere

Lake Vassiviere

Scenery at 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The largest lake in Limousin, Lake Vassiviere is a popular leisure lake...

See Lake Vassiviere guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns...

See La Souterraine guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that...

See Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat guide


Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction north-west), in the Indre department

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in...

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 59 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the...

See Culan guide


at 64 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small village of Pierre-Buffiere is listed as a village d'etape -...

See Pierre-Buffiere guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Creuse

Map of places to visit near Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois


Markets in and near Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois

  • Ahun: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (9km)
  • Lavaveix-les-Mines: market Thursday (12km)
  • Bourganeuf: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Aubusson: market Saturday (24km)
  • Felletin: market Friday (30km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (35km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (44km)

More information about Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (40km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (25km)
  • La Souterraine (38km)
  • Bessines-sur-Gartempe (44km)
  • Eguzon-Chantome (47km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois is in the southern-centre of France at 9 kilometres from Gueret, the department capital (general information: Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois is 308 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois

Canton: Ahun

Arrondissement: Guéret

Department: Creuse

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 23150

Distance to Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois

from Gueret (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 308 km

from Calais: 539 km

from Nice: 497 km

from Bordeaux: 241 km

from Strasbourg: 517 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Sauniere, Lepinas, Maisonnisses, Mazeirat, Peyrabout, Saint-Christophe, Saint-Hilaire-la-Plaine, Sainte-Feyre, Savennes and sous-Parsat.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Yrieix-les-Bois

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