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Sainte-Florine tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Auzon at 4 km from Sainte-Florine

Visit Sainte-Florine: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Florine is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Auzon at 4 km and Brioude at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Florine, 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 Sainte-Florine in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Auzon

Auzon

at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Auzon guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Brioude guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
Blesle

Blesle

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

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

See Blesle guide
 
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Issoire

Issoire

at 16 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
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 17 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
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

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

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Montpeyroux guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Saint-Nectaire

Saint-Nectaire

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

It is the impressive roman architecture of the Church of St-Nectaire-le-Haut that...

See Saint-Nectaire guide
Saint-Saturnin

Saint-Saturnin

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

With ancient narrow streets, an imposing church and its position on the...

See Saint-Saturnin guide
Murol

Murol

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

The highlight of a visit to Murol is the Chateau de Murol...

See Murol guide
Billom

Billom

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

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide

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Map of places to visit near Sainte-Florine

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Markets in and near Sainte-Florine

Market days in Sainte-Florine: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (0km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (1km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (14km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (15km)
  • Issoire: market Saturday (16km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Champeix: market Friday (25km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (27km)
  • Vic-le-Comte: market Thursday (27km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Florine, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (13km)
  • Aulteribe Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (5km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (13km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (15km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (16km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Léger (Royat) (45km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Clermont-ferrand) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Orcival) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (16km)
  • Jardins du château de la Batisse (37km)
  • Jardins du château d'Opme (40km)
  • Jardins de Cordès (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Signal du Luguet (27km)
  • Bois Noirs (29km)
  • Lac Pavin (35km)
  • Puy de Sancy (42km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (43km)
  • Lac du Guery (45km)
  • Banne d'Ordanche (48km)
  • Plomb du Cantal (58km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (20km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sainte-Florine is in the southern-centre of France at 60 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Florine is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Florine

Canton: Auzon

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43250

Distance to Sainte-Florine

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 626 km

from Nice: 366 km

from Bordeaux: 312 km

from Strasbourg: 488 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sainte-Florine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auzon, Azerat, Beaulieu, Brassac-les-Mines, Charbonnier-les-Mines, Esteil, Frugeres-les-Mines, Jumeaux, Moriat, Saint-Jean-Saint-Gervais, Vergongheon, Vezezoux and Vichel.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Florine

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