Vernassal tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Allegre at 6 km from Vernassal

Visit Vernassal: highlights and tourist information

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Vernassal 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 Vernassal in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Allegre at 6 km and Le Puy-en-Velay at 19 km.

Vernassal, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Allegre guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 19 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
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lavaudieu guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-east)

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

See Arlempdes guide


at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Auzon guide


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

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

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south-south-east)

Both the picturesque historic village centre and the lovely viwes make Pradelles a highlight...

See Pradelles guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Blesle guide


at 49 km (direction 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 51 km (direction 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 52 km (direction 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 56 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

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Map of places to visit near Vernassal


Markets in and near Vernassal

  • Allegre: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Polignac: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (16km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (17km)
  • Chadrac: market Sunday (19km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Brives-Charensac: market Friday (20km)
  • Rosieres: market Saturday (22km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (23km)

More information about Vernassal, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vernassal, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (54km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (9km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (29km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (33km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la Beaume (27km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (28km)
  • Mont Mouchet (32km)
  • Bois Noirs (43km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (43km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (53km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (60km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Réserve de bisons d'Europe de Sainte-Eulalie (43km)

Geography and distances

Vernassal is in the southern-centre of France at 19 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Vernassal is 425 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernassal

Canton: Allègre

Arrondissement: Puy-en-Velay

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43270

Distance to Vernassal

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 425 km

from Calais: 659 km

from Nice: 326 km

from Bordeaux: 338 km

from Strasbourg: 490 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allegre, Ceaux-d'Allegre, Fix-Saint-Geneys, Lissac, Sainte-Eugenie-de-Villeneuve, Varennes-Saint-Honorat and Vazeilles-Limandre.

This page in French: Visiter Vernassal