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Vieille-Brioude tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vieille-Brioude in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Lavaudieu at 4 km from Vieille-Brioude

Visit Vieille-Brioude: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lavaudieu at 4 km and Brioude at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vieille-Brioude, 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 Vieille-Brioude in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction east)

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

See Lavaudieu guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 4 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Brioude guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Auzon guide
Blesle

Blesle

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Blesle guide
 
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La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Allegre guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

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...

See Sauxillanges guide
Issoire

Issoire

at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide
Saint-Flour

Saint-Flour

at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Cantal department

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

See Saint-Flour guide
Saint-Floret

Saint-Floret

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Saint-Floret guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Montpeyroux

Montpeyroux

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vieille-Brioude

 
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Markets in and near Vieille-Brioude

  • Brioude: market Saturday (4km)
  • Paulhaguet: market Monday (10km)
  • Champagnac-le-Vieux: market Friday (13km)
  • Massiac: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Sainte-Florine: market Sunday (18km)
  • Brassac-les-Mines: market Sunday (18km)
  • Langeac: market Tuesday & Thursday & (19km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (24km)
  • Allegre: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (30km)

Hotels near Vieille-Brioude

More information about Vieille-Brioude, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Vieille-Brioude, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Villeneuve-Lembron Chateau (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (3km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (4km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Blesle) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Saint-Nectaire) (51km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame (Saint-Saturnin) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (34km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Mouchet (32km)
  • Signal du Luguet (34km)
  • Bois Noirs (35km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (45km)
  • Lac Pavin (48km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (49km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (52km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Massiac (17km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vieille-Brioude is in the southern-centre of France at 45 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Vieille-Brioude is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vieille-Brioude

Canton: Brioude-Sud

Arrondissement: Brioude

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43100

Distance to Vieille-Brioude

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 643 km

from Nice: 352 km

from Bordeaux: 316 km

from Strasbourg: 495 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vieille-Brioude from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont, Brioude, Fontannes, Javaugues, La Chomette, Lamothe, Lavaudieu, Paulhac, Saint-Just-Pres-Brioude and Saint-Laurent-Chabreuges.

This page in French: Visiter Vieille-Brioude

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