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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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Bordering southern Auvergne and Vivarais the Yssingelais is a land of contrasts: freshness of forests and the air is often tempered by a breath from the south, the 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 Gorges de la Loire in the west and the Gorges du Lignon in the East.


  • City Hall, site of the old castle, built in the 15th century by Bishop Jean de Bourbon to rest from the fatigue of travel between his episcopal see of the Puy-en-Velay and his summer residence in Monistrol- sur-Loire.
  • St. Peter's Church (XIX) with old masters. Open from 8am to 18:30 all year round.
  • Chapel of the Penitent (seventeenth century). Virgin and Child 17th century. Open daily from 8 to 18.
  • Musée Saint-Roch (Pharmacy Museum): It presents a collection of ancient pottery, ceramics and porcelains, religious paintings, sacred art, liturgical vestments and clothing, antique furniture.
  • Hill St. Roch: peaks at 900 m, cross 2 viewpoint.
  • Hill Foot Wheel: Beautiful view over the city.
  • Saussac of Suc (1149 m).
  • Ollières of Suc (1186 m) climbing area, nature trail.
  • Many PR (topos guides on sale at the Tourist Office), highlighting the local heritage: blissful houses, crosses, laundries, fountains.
  • Base Entertainment's Meyrial: a play area and entertainment for children 2-13 years: mini bikes, ATVs, pony rides, trampolines, inflatables, boats "Mississippi", go-karts, mini-golf ... . and an intergenerational playground cover. Tel: +33 4 71 59 04 62 or +33 6 78 95 58 53.
  • Stage boat: open all year. Volleyball court, park, diving. Tel: +33 4 71 59 04 61.
  • Horseback riding (riding horse and pony for 3 years).
  • Triathlon Club (multisport club, trainer, race organizers).
  • Bowling, billiards, video games.
  • Media.
  • Cinema.
  • Workshop of art (drawings, pastels, oil painting and watercolor, sculpting earth, pottery, mosaic).
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Yssingeaux
MonumentsChapel of the Pénitents


  • Weekly Market: Every Thursday morning.
  • The first weekend of April: Carnival Yssingeaux.
  • Market of local produce on Sunday mornings in July and August.
  • In July and August, Monday to Friday, animations sporting and leisure, movie nights, dinner parties and local entertainment ... Detailed program on request at the Tourist Office on +33 4 71 59 10 76.
  • Mid-July: Interfolk, international folk music festival.
  • Late July-early August: Flea market and garage sale.
  • Late August-early September: Festival of laughter.
  • The third weekend of September: European Heritage Days.
  • October: Exchange collectors.
  • Early November: Day Toy and Gift.
  • Mid-December: Feast of Foie Gras, Christmas market.


  • Watersports Dam Lavalette: canoeing, pedal boating, sailing, fishing and hiking.
  • Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions of Versilhac (7 km from Yssingeaux): In an old fortified house of the 15th century, scenes of peasant life from the beginning of the century. Possible appointment to visit with a guide to the village church, contemporary design and mining of lead-silver. Inquiries +33 4 71 65 53 83. Tables picnic in the park.
  • Visit Lapte tower (54 m high).
  • Glavenas Chapel at Saint-Julien-du-Pinet: panoramic view of sowing, viewpoint.
  • Artias Castle, Museum of Manufactures lace, College Saint-Jean-Baptiste stained with contemporary art Retournac.
  • Priory, Castle Carry, Castle of Saint-Martial Verchères Castle, Bridge St. (XII), home of the snail Grazac.
  • Castle Park Maubourg in Saint-Maurice-de-Lignon.
  • Chapel of the Templars church Bessamorel.
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
Base Neyrial Recreational, amusement park OutdoorBase Neyrial Recreational, amusement park Outdoor
Base Recreational Neyrial games intergenerational HallBase Recreational Neyrial games intergenerational Hall
Yssingelais Heritage (Chapel Glavenas)Yssingelais Heritage (Chapel Glavenas)
Suc of OllièresSuc of Ollières
Campaign Yssingelaise under snow in JanuaryCampaign Yssingelaise under snow in January



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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 YssingeauxRoom from 45 €
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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ibis Styles Le Puy en Velay
This ibis Styles Le Puy-en-Velay is located in the centre of Le Puy-en-Velay, in the Haute-Loire department. It offers soundproofed rooms with air conditioning...
ibis Styles Le Puy en Velay
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