Tourism - Haute-Loire

Haute-Loire is a department that is part of the Auvergne region located in Central France and surrounded by the departments of Loire, Ardèche, Lozère, Cantal, and Puy-de-Dôme.

A region of highlands, old granite plateaus of the Margeride, cliffs and rocks from the Bassin du Puy , from Mounts Velay and Massif Mezenc to the Allier, the main tourist attraction here is the outdoor activities with: walking, cycling, climbing, horse riding, fishing, paragliding, and bungee-jumping.

Haute-Loire is also one of France's most religious departments. There are many Renaissance churches and Black Madonnas found everywhere in the region. Made of walnut or cedar wood, the Madonnas were brought back from the Orient by the Crusaders. Head to Le Puy-en-Velay to see a copy of Louis IX's Black Virgin.

Le Puy is surrounded by valleys and is known for its top quality green lentils.

Top tourist cities in Haute-Loire


Tourism Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay is a French commune in haute-loire and Auvergne region. Sights in Puy-en-Velay Cloister of the cathedral of Le Puy-en-Velay Chapel Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe Church of St. Lawrence Church of St. George Church of Saint-Pierre-des-Carmes St. ...

Must : Musée Crozatier, Cloître de la cathédrale du Puy-en-Velay


Tourism Brioude

Brioude, gateway to the gorges of the Allier, guides you through hills and valleys along the road of St Jacques de Compostelle. This charming southern city expanded around the largest roman church of Auvergne Saint Julien's Basilic, and is now a thriving ...


Tourism Yssingeaux

Yssingeaux, offers spectacular scenery for lovers of discovery and outdoor sports. For the culinary tasting provided for our products: mushrooms, sausages, cheeses of Auvergne, snails, foie gras, red fruits, Batavia as an aperitif and Yssingeaux bun for tea. Sights ...