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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

Lapte - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

The church Lapte, historical monument, is needed with regard to several kilometers. Its bell tower, the tallest of the Haute-Loire, made Lapte the "Balcony of Velay. The lookout tower, accessible in summer, offers a magnificent panorama. The history, architecture and the panorama of the tower make this place an exceptional ...

Geographical information

Latitude45.1851020 (N 45° 11’ 6”)
Longitude4.2169260 (E 4° 13’ 1”)
AltitudeFrom 600m to 914m
Surface area30.75 km²
Population1659 inhabitants
Density53 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (39 km, 41 min)
Insee code43114
IntercommunalityCC des Sucs

Nearest cities & towns

Grazac4.7 km (8 min)
Raucoules9.6 km (12 min)
Montfaucon-en-Velay10.1 km (11 min)
Yssingeaux11.3 km (13 min)
Les Villettes11.7 km (15 min)
Sainte-Sigolène11.8 km (18 min)
Saint-Jeures11.9 km (18 min)
Chenereilles12.5 km (19 min)
Araules15.7 km (24 min)
Tence15.8 km (17 min)
Montregard15.9 km (19 min)
Bessamorel16 km (16 min)
Dunières16.4 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


Velay balcony
Velay balcony
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Lake Lavalette
Lake Lavalette
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Bourg Lapte with its bell tower
Bourg Lapte with its bell tower
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment8 € Lapte
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (9.3 km)
Guided tour of a Clog-maker’s Studio
Arts and Crafts5 € to 8 € Mazet-Saint-Voy (15.5 km)
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (37 km)
Stained glass window course
Arts and Crafts400 € Monlet (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Yssingeaux Pur Suc - Saint-Roch Hill
HikeEasy1h30Yssingeaux (8.7 km)
Trees and legends in the Loire gorges
HikeEasy45 minRetournac (14.6 km)
Lizieux Peak
HikeIntermediate1h00Mazet-Saint-Voy (15.5 km)
Walk around Devesset Lake
HikeEasy1h30Devesset (18.7 km)
The Corboeuf Ravines
HikeEasy1h30Rosières (19 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals