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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

Medieval town of 1047 inhabitants located 890 m above sea level and covers 2900 hectares on the edge of two regions of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. Commune Haute-Loire, bordering the Loire and Puy-de-Dome. Halfway between Le Puy-en-Velay and St Etienne (50 km), 13 km from Craponne-sur-Arzon, 15 km from Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau, 105 km from Lyon.

Geographical information

Latitude45.3563440 (N 45° 21’ 23”)
Longitude3.9569500 (E 3° 57’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 700m to 978m
Surface area28.95 km²
Population1056 inhabitants
Density36 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (51 km, 55 min)
Insee code43212
IntercommunalityCC de Rochebaron À Chalençon

Nearest cities & towns

Usson-en-Forez4.6 km (8 min)
Apinac5.9 km (9 min)
Boisset6.2 km (9 min)
Tiranges8.7 km (13 min)
Merle-Leignec9.1 km (13 min)
Saint-Julien-d'Ance10.2 km (15 min)
Estivareilles11.2 km (15 min)
Saint-Hilaire-Cusson-la-Valmitte11.9 km (16 min)
Craponne-sur-Arzon12.1 km (12 min)
Viverols12.6 km (16 min)
Sauvessanges12.6 km (20 min)
Valprivas13 km (18 min)
Saint-André-de-Chalencon13.1 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

One to the west, south, one north, they are not less than three doors that allow entry to the fortified medieval village of Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon. A quiet walk in the streets, if the eye was a bit curious, you will not fail to admire the many remnants of past centuries, especially the towers of the castle and church, which houses, among other things, a Pietà the fifteenth. In this rich heritage, in addition to village, house of assembly, bakery, chapel of Notre-Dame de Lorette, Calvary Lurou (Boisset-Up) ...

Events and festivities

Race Cacharat Coast in July.

Cultural Week in late July-early August.

Garage sale, the first Sunday in August.

Vogue annual weekend before August 15.

Christmas market and Telethon, the first weekend of December.


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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit a professional beekeeper
Local flavoursFreeArlanc (18.5 km)
Stained glass window course
Arts and Crafts400 € Monlet (24 km)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment8 € Lapte (35 km)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (37 km)
Guided tour of a Clog-maker’s Studio
Arts and Crafts5 € to 8 € Mazet-Saint-Voy (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Trees and legends in the Loire gorges
HikeEasy45 minRetournac (18 km)
Land of legends
Car itineraryEasy2h00Vorey (19.2 km)
The Golden Snake
HikeEasy1h30La Chaise-Dieu (21 km)
Folgoux and the arboretum
HikeIntermediate3h00La Chaise-Dieu (21 km)
The Corboeuf Ravines
HikeEasy1h30Rosières (25 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals