Vals-le-Chastel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lavaudieu at 5 km from Vals-le-Chastel

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Vals-le-Chastel is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vals-le-Chastel in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavaudieu at 5 km and Brioude at 11 km.

Vals-le-Chastel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Allegre guide


at 18 km (direction north-west)

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

See Auzon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Blesle guide


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

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

See Usson guide


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

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not open to...

See Sauxillanges guide


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

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez has a...

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at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and unspoiled town...

See Issoire guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Saint-Flour guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

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at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the Livradois-Forez naturel...

See Olliergues guide

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Markets in and near Vals-le-Chastel

  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (7km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (10km)
  • Brioude: market Saturday (11km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (19km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (22km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (22km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (22km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (25km)

More information about Vals-le-Chastel, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vals-le-Chastel, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (11km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (37km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (49km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (55km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (36km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois Noirs (30km)
  • Mont Mouchet (35km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (38km)
  • Signal du Luguet (42km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (45km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (47km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (25km)

Geography and distances

Vals-le-Chastel is in the southern-centre of France at 38 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Vals-le-Chastel is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vals-le-Chastel

Canton: Paulhaguet

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43230

Distance to Vals-le-Chastel

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 643 km

from Nice: 345 km

from Bordeaux: 325 km

from Strasbourg: 489 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vals-le-Chastel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berbezit, Chaniat, Domeyrat, Frugieres-le-Pin, Javaugues, La Chomette, Lavaudieu, Montclard, Saint-Didier-sur-Doulon and Saint-Prejet-Armandon.

This page in French: Visiter Vals-le-Chastel