Saugues

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownSaugues
Insee code43234
Postcode43170
Latitude44.9602700
Longitude3.5465660
AltitudeFrom 661 to 1483 meters
Surface78.80 km²
Population2013 inhabitants
Density25 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelVenteuges at 5.6 km (9 min)
Chief townLe Puy-en-Velay (at 45 km, 44 min)Esplantas at 6.8 km (8 min)
DepartmentHaute-LoireGrèzes at 7.3 km (13 min)
RegionAuvergneSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Location: Between the Mountains Margeride and the Allier Valley, scene of harm to the Beast of Gevaudan, 120 km from Clermont-Ferrand and 44 km from Le Puy-en-Velay.

Altitude: 960 m - Population: 2 013 inhabitants in winter, 3 500 in summer.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Curious:
  • The deserted medieval village of Montchauvet.
  • The Museum of Fantastic Beast of Gevaudan.
  • The English Tower (tower of the 12th and 13th century): permanent exhibition on the forest and the old professions, giant murals by local artist, Lucien Gires.
  • The Diorama St. Benilde, in thirteen tables. Sound and Light (open daily from June 15 to September 15. Tel.: +33 4 71 77 82 53.
  • The church of Saint-Medard porch with its Romanesque Auvergne, a virgin majesty of the 12th and a Pieta in polychrome wood, organs and processional crosses.
  • The Chapel of the Penitents.
  • Castle Esplantas.
  • Interests and activities:
  • Two bodies of water: one for supervised swimming, one for pedal boats, fishing.
  • Tennis.
  • Pool.
  • Equestrian Centre open from April to November.
  • Fitness trail.
  • Sports center.
  • Leisure Centre in July.
  • Public Library.
  • Cinema.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Saugues
MonumentsChurch Saint-Médard
Natural sitesMount Chauvet

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • In July:
  • Competition alley.
  • Foire de la Madeleine.
  • Flea market, garage sale.
  • Fête de la Madeleine.
  • In August:
  • Race walking 13 km "The Gevaudan.
  • Celtic Festival.
  • Religious feast of Saint Benilde.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • A view around:
  • The Tower Clauze.
  • The statue of Our Lady of Gevaudan.
  • The statue of the Beast of Gevaudan in Auvers and Saugues.
  • Mont-Mouchet: national monument and museum of the resistance.
  • 3000 hectares of forest to allow healthy and enjoyable hiking, riding or mountain biking (trails). Many scenic spots: Allier Gorges, Valley Seuge and Desges ...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Horse rides in wild Upper AllierNature and the outdoorsFrom 20 € to 350 €Langeac (15.9 km)

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PHOTOS

Saugues wildernessSaugues wilderness
 
Saugues Step of the Way of Saint Jacques de CompostelaSaugues Step of the Way of Saint Jacques de Compostela
deserted medieval village of Montchauvetdeserted medieval village of Montchauvet
 
Site to visit: Our Lady of EstoursSite to visit: Our Lady of Estours
Collegiate St. MedardCollegiate St. Medard
 
Map bathing waterMap bathing water
Water Plan activities and FishingWater Plan activities and Fishing
 
English TowerEnglish Tower
Notre Dame du Gevaudan dominates SauguesNotre Dame du Gevaudan dominates Saugues
 
Maundy Thursday: procession of the penitents of SauguesMaundy Thursday: procession of the penitents of Saugues
The Beast of Gevaudan dominates SauguesThe Beast of Gevaudan dominates Saugues
 
Countries of the writer Robert SabatierCountries of the writer Robert Sabatier
Saugues Country: country graniteSaugues Country: country granite
 
Discovery landscapes Gevaudan RidingDiscovery landscapes Gevaudan Riding
Horseback RidingHorseback Riding
 
The Beast of GevaudanThe Beast of Gevaudan

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WEATHER

Friday 28 November
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Min. 9°C - Max. 10°C
Saturday 29 November
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Min. 8°C - Max. 11°C
Sunday 30 November
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Min. 1°C - Max. 13°C

BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Manor house with 5 bedroomsLes gabales    
9.5
Saugues
Peter will be pleased to discover the Land of the Beast of Gevaudan, of Hazel Indians located on the Chemin de St Jacques de Compostela. It welcomes you in a mansion in the 1930s, at...
Located in Saugues67 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsLe clos des pierres rouges    
9.7
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Saint-Privat-d'Allier
Wedged on a mountainside in a small village of 35 souls authentic Auvergne, the closed red stones is a former farmhouse completely renovated in 2009 which offers very comfortable cottages....
Located 12.8 km from Saugues80 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsL'arrestadou     NEW
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas
Located in Bouchet -Saint- Nicolas, 1 200 meters above sea level, Arrestadou features a garden, a terrace and a restaurant. Le Puy -en- Velay is only 30 minutes by car and hiking trails...
Located 21 km from Saugues80 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 6 personsGïte du Berger   NEW
Saugues
Our cottage ranked 3 * is located in a small hamlet dead-end, in the heart of the Margeride and the borders of Gevaudan. It is located just 3 km from Saugues, shops and Railway St....
Located in SauguesFrom 280 € to 350 € per week 
House for 5 personsGite à Ventajols, en margeride  
10
Thoras
This cottage situated in an old restored farmhouse is situated in the village near the farm owners. Enclosed courtyard, parking.
Located 10.6 km from SauguesFrom 160 € to 330 € per week 
House for 50 personsGite la Cabourne
Saint-Privat-d'Allier
The lodge Cabourne was completely renovated in 2012. We are located in Auvergne in the department of Haute Loire, 15 minutes from Le Puy-en-Velay, in the heart of the gorges of the...
Located 10.8 km from SauguesFrom 36 € to 39.50 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
12 places over 1 haLes escargots bleus   
9
Prades
Located at the entrance to the gorges of the Haut-Allier, calm and wild, you are in a site: the great rock and basalt columns that dominate the sandy beach. Located between the Velay...
Located 8.4 km from Saugues11 € per day 
105 places over 4 haCamping de la rochelambert    
9.4
Saint-Paulien
At the heart of the south of Auvergne, near Le Puy en Velay, the site is located at the foot of the castle. It is bordered by a wild river and a nature trail through the trees. Halfway...
Located 26 km from SauguesFrom 13.30 € to 19.70 € per day 
77 places over 2 haLa Croix Des Anglais    
8.2
Saint-Chély-d'Apcher
The Camping de St Chely d? Apcher an area of 20,000 m² offers all the advantages of proximity? A city in the country in a typical and bucolic. The starting point of many walking, cycling,...
Located 27 km from Saugues12 € per day 

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HOTELS

Hôtel Restaurant Le Pain de Sucre - Hotel in SauguesHôtel Restaurant Le Pain de Sucre    
7.3
Monistrol-d'Allier
Located 300 metres from Saint James' Way, Hôtel Restaurant Le Pain de Sucre features a regional restaurant that serves regional products, a terrace and a bar. Free Wi-Fi access is available....
Located 8 km from SauguesRoom from 56 €
Gite-Hôtel La Cabourne - Hotel in SauguesGite-Hôtel La Cabourne    
8.8
Saint-Privat-d'Allier
Situated on the first official step of Saint James’ Way, 23 km from Puy-en-Velay, La Cabourne features free Wi-Fi access and free private parking. Offering panoramic views of the Allier...
Located 10.8 km from Saugues
La Vieille Auberge - Hotel in SauguesLa Vieille Auberge    
7.4
Saint-Privat-d'Allier
La Vieille Auberge is located in Saint-Privat-d’Allier, a 30-minute drive from Le Puy-en-Velay, and features guest rooms with LCD TVs, a meeting room and a traditional restaurant. Free...
Located 10.9 km from SauguesRoom from 56 €

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ibis budget Le Puy En Velay
The ibis budget Le Puy En Velay is located opposite the train station in Le Puy En Velay, 200 metres from the historic centre. It has a 24-hour reception...
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