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Tence tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tence in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 20 km from Tence

Visit Tence: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 20 km and Desaignes at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tence, 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 Tence in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-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 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Arlempdes guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide


at 44 km (direction south), in the Ardeche department

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity centred around...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in...

See Malleval guide


at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall...

See Pelussin guide


at 46 km (direction west)

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

See Allegre guide


at 48 km (direction south), in the Ardeche department

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an...

See Meyras guide


at 49 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant...

See Privas guide


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

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character'...

See Thueyts guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tence


Markets in and near Tence

  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Montfaucon-en-Velay: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Raucoules: market Saturday (8km)
  • Lapte: market Sunday (10km)
  • Grazac: market Sunday (12km)
  • Dunieres: market Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Agreve: market Monday (14km)
  • Fay-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Sunday (15km)
  • Riotord: market Friday (16km)

More information about Tence, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Tence, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (39km)
  • Monts d'Ardeche (44km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (31km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (37km)
  • Perdrix Crest (37km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (38km)
  • Oeillon Crest (40km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (46km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Tence is in the southern-centre of France at 33 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Tence is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tence

Canton: Tence

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43190

Distance to Tence

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 674 km

from Nice: 284 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 467 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chenereilles, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, Le Mas-de-Tence and Montregard.

This page in French: Visiter Tence

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