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Valprivas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valprivas in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 27 km from Valprivas

Visit Valprivas: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 27 km and La Chaise-Dieu at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Valprivas, 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 Valprivas in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Allegre guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Arlempdes guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide


at 51 km (direction east), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in...

See Olliergues guide


at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in...

See Courpiere guide

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

Map of places to visit near Valprivas


Markets in and near Valprivas

  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (10km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (12km)
  • Retournac: market Wednesday & (12km)
  • Saint-Maurice-de-Lignon: market Sunday (12km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (12km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (15km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (16km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (16km)

More information about Valprivas, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Valprivas, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (25km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (12km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (28km)
  • Bois Noirs (40km)
  • Perdrix Crest (42km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (43km)
  • Oeillon Crest (45km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (50km)

Geography and distances

Valprivas is in the southern-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Valprivas is 414 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valprivas

Canton: Bas-en-Basset

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43210

Distance to Valprivas

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 414 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 312 km

from Bordeaux: 367 km

from Strasbourg: 460 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bas-en-Basset, Beauzac, Boisset, Saint-Andre-de-Chalencon and Tiranges.

This page in French: Visiter Valprivas

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