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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Yssingeaux
Insee code43268
AltitudeFrom 589 to 1320 meters
Surface80.57 km²
Population7534 inhabitants
Density93 inhabitants/km²


National labelBessamorel at 5.8 km (8 min)
Chief townLe Puy-en-Velay (at 28 km, 32 min)Le Pertuis at 8.8 km (9 min)
DepartmentHaute-LoireBeaux at 9.1 km (12 min)
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To the south border of Auvergne and Vivarais, Yssingelais is a land of contrasts: the freshness of forests and the air is often tempered by a breath from the south; dialect here sings in Occitan. Leaning against the chain of volcanic saps, the town sprawls from 700 m to 1250 m altitude on a cut between the western Loire gorges and the Gorges du Lignon in the East.

All the flavors of gastronomy : the sausage - the bun of Yssingeaux - the sweetness of juices (small individual cake created in June 2014 in connection with the National School of Pastry which every year students from all over the world).


  • City Hall, site of the old castle, built in the 15th century by Bishop Jean de Bourbon to rest from the fatigues of the journey between his episcopal see of the Puy -en- Velay and his summer residence at Monistrol- sur-Loire.
  • St. Peter's Church ( XIX ) with old masters. Open from 8 am to 18:30 throughout the year.
  • Chapel of the Penitents ( seventeenth century). Virgin and Child from the 17th century. Open daily from 8am to 18pm.
  • Saint-Roch Museum ( Pharmacy Museum ) : It presents a collection of ancient pottery, earthenware and porcelain, religious paintings, sacred art, liturgical vestments and clothing, antique furniture (currently closed).
  • Saint-Roch Hill : peaks at 900 m, cross, 2 viewpoint.
  • Hill Foot Wheel : nice view of the city.
  • Saussac Suc ( 1149 m).
  • Ollières of Suc ( 1186 m): climbing, trail.
  • Many PR ( topos guides on sale at the Tourist Office), highlighting the local heritage : blissful houses, crosses, laundries, fountains.
  • Leisure Base Neyrial : a play area and entertainment for children 2-13 years: mini bikes, quads, trampolines, inflatable boats " mississippi ", go-karts, mini-golf and.... space covered intergenerational games. Tel: +33 4 71 59 04 62 or +33 6 78 95 58 53.
  • Indoor Swimming Stadium, open all year. Diving, volleyball - Tel. : +33 4 71 59 04 61.
  • Horseback riding (riding on horses and ponies from 3 years ).
  • Triathlon Club ( multi-sport club, trainer, race organizers ).
  • Bowling, billiards, video games.
  • Media.
  • Cinema.
  • Art Workshop (drawings, pastels, oil painting and watercolor, clay modeling, pottery ).
  • Organizer of sportive holiday center for 6/16 years ( football, tennis, basketball, judo, fencing, motorcycle, quad, rhythmic gym, aerobics, fitness, horse riding, adventure wilderness...
  • Introductory courses in various sports and cultural activities within the Leisure Tickets, during school holidays - except Christmas. Registration at the Tourist Office.
  • Teen's Club : home leisure for teenagers 12 to 17 years. Tel. : +33 4 71 65 73 44.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Yssingeaux
MonumentsChapel of the Pénitents


  • Weekly Market Market labeled France every Thursday morning - the largest department !
  • Early April: Carnival Yssingeaux.
  • Local produce market on Sunday mornings - Place Foch - from mid-June to mid-September.
  • Rooster Festival in Art.
  • End of June : Feast of Pastry.
  • Mid-July: Interfolk, international folk music festival.
  • End of July: Flea market and garage sale with the closing of Interfolk festival.
  • Late August-early September : Festival of laughter.
  • The 3rd weekend of September: European Heritage Days.
  • October: Exchange collectors.
  • Early November : Festival of Toys and Gifts.
  • Mid-December: Large market with foie gras.
  • End of December: Christmas Market - burning of the Grenette.


  • Watersports Dam Lavalette : canoeing, pedal boating, sailing, fishing and hiking, supervised swimming in July and August.
  • Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions Versilhac ( 7 km from Yssingeaux ) : In an old fortress from the 15th century, scenes of peasant life from the beginning of the century. Church of the village of contemporary style and lead- silver- mine. Information on +33 4 71 65 53 83. Tables picnic in the park.
  • Visit the bell tower of Lapte (54 m high) - this is the viewpoint of Velay.
  • Chapel of Glavenas in Saint-Julien-du-Pinet : panoramic Emblavez, viewpoint.
  • Artias Castle, Museum of Lace Manufactures, collegiate church of Saint John the Baptist with contemporary art stained glass Retournac.
  • Priory, Castle Carry, Castle of Saint- Martial Verchères Castle, Bridge St. ( XII ), home of the snail Grazac.
  • Chapel of the Templars, church Bessamorel.
  • Greenway : Grazac Gare de Raucoules - 20 km round trip - just pedaling, walk, ride...
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Segway tripSports sensations30 €Tence (12.8 km)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabinNature and the outdoors8 €Lapte (13.8 km)

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View the juices YssingelaisView the juices Yssingelais
Suc of OllièresSuc of Ollières
Base Neyrial Recreational, amusement park OutdoorBase Neyrial Recreational, amusement park Outdoor
Campaign Yssingelaise under snow in JanuaryCampaign Yssingelaise under snow in January
Yssingelais Heritage (Chapel Glavenas)Yssingelais Heritage (Chapel Glavenas)
Base Recreational Neyrial games intergenerational HallBase Recreational Neyrial games intergenerational Hall



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French cuisine restaurantLe sabot de l'Atre  
In the region of Saint Etienne, lost in the heart of the campaign is this building dating XVII centuries. Tastefully renovated, it is in this quiet and green that you can discover the...
Located 9.2 km from Yssingeaux25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantVidal  
Vidal Jean Pierre and his wife await you in their restaurant. Enjoy the warm welcome awaits you, as well as the authenticity and friendliness of the place. Come and enjoy a light and...
Located 13.1 km from Yssingeaux45 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant l'Epicéa
Simplicity and elegance... English spoken, you're welcome.
Located 13.3 km from YssingeauxFrom 15 € to 45 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLa roche aux fees    
La Roche aux Fees is located on the site of a former silk mill and also a site of rock energy. This place is reserved for lovers of the forest. Our room with hints of honey, offers...
Located 12.6 km from YssingeauxFrom 57 € to 63 € the double room 
Farm with 4 bedroomsChambre d'hotes les varennes  
Rooms and the host tables varennes. In the south of Auvergne, in the heart of the Gorges de la Loire, on the Camino de Santiago and close to the Puy en Velay, Heritage of Unesco, jacqueline...
Located 14.4 km from YssingeauxFrom 60 € to 71 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsLes Pierres Bleues    
Near the Puy en Velay, on the way to Santiago de Compostella, Annie and J. Pierre welcome you from April to October in a farm built of volcanic stone, typical of the Haute-Loire. Three...
Located 16.7 km from YssingeauxFrom 63 € to 68 € the double room 

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Ground floor for 4 personsChambres d'Hôtes et Gîtes des Sucs.
In the south of Auvergne, we rent several guest rooms by the night or week, and Holiday week, one of which is rated 3 stars by the Tourist Office and the Prefecture of the Haute-Loire...
Located in YssingeauxFrom 307 € to 338 € per week 
Farm for 5 personsArcelet Gite Le Chambon Sur Lignon  
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon
Chambon sur Lignon in-house firm character. Contact: 04 74 29 75 90 / 06 75 51 25 80. Strengths: Quiet, space, authentic, cozy, bucolic... Description: Beautiful detached cottage backing...
Located 17.9 km from YssingeauxFrom 300 € to 360 € per week 
House for 8 personsGite Les Chazeaux  
Come to discover Laussonne and its surroundings in Haute-Loire. The rural lodging of Chazeaux will accomodate you between friends or in family within a resting framework where all the...
Located 19 km from YssingeauxFrom 400 € to 541 € per week 

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82 places over 2,3 haCamping le lignon    
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon
Camping Le Lignon is distinguished by its quality services tailored to the needs of its customers. You will find the Camping du Lignon beautiful locations for your tent, caravan or...
Located 16.5 km from YssingeauxFrom 12.85 € to 16.20 € per day 
130 places over 5 haCamping d'Audinet    
Situated on the Loire. 115 sites-2 bungalows-13 mobile homes-Service Area camping car-pizzeria-playground.
Located 18.5 km from YssingeauxFrom 13.25 € to 16.35 € per day 
105 places over 4 haCamping de la rochelambert    
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 YssingeauxFrom 13.30 € to 19.70 € per day 

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Hôtel Le Meygal - Hotel in YssingeauxHôtel Le Meygal     
Located in the countryside, a 20-minute drive from Le-Puy-en-Velay, this hotel features rooms with LCD TVs, free private parking and free Wi-Fi. French traditional specialties are served...
Located 9.7 km from YssingeauxRoom from 45 €
Auberge du Meygal - Hotel in YssingeauxAuberge du Meygal     
Located on the heights of Boussoulet, this hotel is 5 km from Lake Saint-Front and 28 km from Les Estables. Traditional French dishes are served in the restaurant and you can enjoy...
Located 12.6 km from Yssingeaux
Camping du Meygal - Hotel in YssingeauxCamping du Meygal    
This resort is located in Boussoulet, just 8 km from Saint-Julien-Chapteuil. It offers independent chalets and apartments. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and restaurant and Le Puy-en-Velay...
Located 12.6 km from Yssingeaux

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Deltour Hôtel Le Puy En Velay
Located just outside the centre of Le Puy en Velay, this hotel offers comfortable rooms equipped with en suite facilities, a large desk and free Wi-Fi...
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