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Saugues tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saugues in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Le Puy-en-Velay at 28 km from Saugues

Visit Saugues: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Puy-en-Velay at 28 km and Allegre at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saugues, 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 Saugues in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 30 km (direction north-east)

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

See Allegre guide


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

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

See Arlempdes guide
Aumont Aubrac

Aumont Aubrac

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Lozere department

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

See Aumont Aubrac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pradelles guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 37 km (direction west), in the Cantal department

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

See Saint-Flour guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 42 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 49 km (direction south), in the Lozere department

On the northern edge of the Cevennes National Park, Mende itself...

See Mende guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Lozere department

The quiet regional town of Marvejols has several interesting historic monuments...

See Marvejols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-west)

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

See Blesle guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Auzon guide
La Garde-Guerin

La Garde-Guerin

Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Lozere department

The isolated village of La Garde-Guerin is one of the best preserved...

See La Garde-Guerin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saugues


Markets in and near Saugues

  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (16km)
  • Costaros: market Monday (25km)
  • Landos: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Saint-Chely-d'Apcher: market Thursday (27km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (28km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Coubon: market Sunday (29km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (30km)

More information about Saugues, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Saugues, France

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

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) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (37km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (39km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (14km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (20km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (27km)
  • Cascade du Déroc (51km)
  • Tanargue (56km)
  • Signal du Luguet (61km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (18km)

Geography and distances

Saugues is in the southern-centre of France at 28 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Saugues is 443 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saugues

Canton: Saugues

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43170

Distance to Saugues

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 443 km

from Calais: 678 km

from Nice: 327 km

from Bordeaux: 325 km

from Strasbourg: 514 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saugues from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cubelles, Esplantas, Grezes and Venteuges.

This page in French: Visiter Saugues

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