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Arlempdes

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

Arlempdes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire
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Ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, Arlempdes takes place in the department of Haute-Loire, about thirty kilometers from the famous city of Puy-en-Velay. Ancient medieval city full of charm, it is located near the source of the Loire, at the limit of the departments of Ardeche and Lozere, in a beautiful green setting.

Built since the Middle Ages on its rocky outcrop, the village of Arlempdes was initially a religious and military site in the Gallo-Roman era. It then develops around its castle built in the thirteenth century, passing hands in hands until the sixteenth century.

Today, Arlempdes lives mainly from its tourist activity, revealing an exceptional architectural and cultural heritage. Dynamic, the city also unveils festive events that attract a large number of visitors each year.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArlempdes
Postcode43490
Tourism label
Latitude44.8654579 (N 44° 51’ 56”)
Longitude3.9227250 (E 3° 55’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 769m to 1166m
Surface area13.74 km²
Population135 inhabitants
Density9 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (17.8 mi, 34 min)
Insee code43008
IntercommunalityCC des Pays de Cayres et de Pradelles
DepartmentHaute-Loire
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Vielprat2.5 mi (6 min)
Barges4.2 mi (15 min)
Goudet5.2 mi (13 min)
Costaros5.7 mi (14 min)
Lafarre5.8 mi (21 min)
Salettes6 mi (18 min)
Coucouron7 mi (17 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Fugères7.4 mi (19 min)
Le Brignon7.5 mi (19 min)
Alleyrac8.5 mi (22 min)
Cayres8.9 mi (20 min)
Saint-Arcons-de-Barges8.9 mi (25 min)
Le Bouchet-Saint-Nicolas9.1 mi (24 min)
Landos9.1 mi (19 min)
Saint-Paul-de-Tartas9.1 mi (22 min)

Things to see and do

Today entirely in ruins, the 13th century castle still reveals a chapel and a building with a vaulted ground floor. First castle located on the course of the Loire, it still allows to discover a fortress wall in debris, a circular tower or a wall of the old seigniorial home. Built in the 12th century, the chapel Saint-Jacques is entirely red stone and has been recently renovated. Listed historical monument, it reveals a rather rustic and bare in its interior.

Built between the twelfth and thirteenth century, the church of St. Peter was greatly reworked in the sixteenth. Listed as a Historical Monument, it allows you to admire a bell tower with four arcades typical of Languedoc or a western portal with four columns. Not far away, you can see the monumental 15th century stone cross that once stood on the wall of the old cemetery. It is also classified as an historic monument, it consists of an upper part decorated with a Pietà and a crucifixion.

Listed in Historical Monuments, the postern is from the second half of the eleventh century. It consists of a high barrel vault and was once used as a gateway to the city. It was part of the outer enclosure of the castle.

If you want to enjoy sunny days, go to the banks of the Loire with its pebble beaches that delight young and old. Many marked hiking trails are also accessible from the village or its surroundings.

Places of interest

Monuments

Events and festivities

Every year in July, for a fortnight, Arlempdes hosts its famous theater festival, the Théâtrales du Velay. Housed in the castle, it is an opportunity to attend many original performances.

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Village and its castle Arlempdes
Village and its castle Arlempdes
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Arlempdes Village and castle
Arlempdes Village and castle
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Arlempdes Village
Arlempdes Village
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Village Arlempdes
Village Arlempdes
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Arlempdes Church
Arlempdes Church
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Village Arlempdes
Village Arlempdes
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Arlempdes Castle
Arlempdes Castle
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Stone House
Stone House
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Heritage of Arlempdes
Heritage of Arlempdes
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Village Arlempdes
Village Arlempdes
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Arlempdes Church
Arlempdes Church
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Church Arlempdes
Church Arlempdes
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Castle overlooking the village of Arlempdes
Castle overlooking the village of Arlempdes
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Arlempdes Village and castle
Arlempdes Village and castle
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Arlempdes Village and castle
Arlempdes Village and castle
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Arlempdes, jewel in its green
Arlempdes, jewel in its green
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Village of 'Arlempdes, winter
Village of 'Arlempdes, winter
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Arlempdes Village in winter
Arlempdes Village in winter
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Weather

Tuesday 20 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 20°C
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Wednesday 21 june
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
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Thursday 22 june
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Many tourist sites around Arlempdes as the town of Puy en Velay, the cascades de la Baume, the Lac du Bouchet, Issarlès Lake, Lake Naussac offering numerous water sports and addicted -branches.

The villages of Goudet, Pradelles are also a must.

The rail-bike, with family or friends will delight you. And for thrill seekers, the viaduct Recoumène will seduce you take the plunge (bungee).

Finally, anglers and mushroom pickers will not be outdone.

There's something for everyone: tourism, culture, sports or relaxation. Haute-Loire is no end to surprise you!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Rail bike ride on an old railway line
Sports sensations26 € to 40 € Pradelles (7.4 mi)
Le Petit Musée à Dédé, railway history museum
Culture and educationFreeMeyras (21 mi)
Guided tour of the medieval village with Dédé l'Ardéchois
Culture and education5 € Meyras (21 mi)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (25 mi)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment10 € Lapte (27 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Tour of the lake of Mas d'Armand
HikeEasy45 minLangogne (10.1 mi)
The Water and Power Trail
HikeAthletic3h40Cros-de-Géorand (11.2 mi)
Greenway
HikeEasy3h00Brives-Charensac (12.3 mi)
The Factor Path
HikeEasy2h00Sainte-Eulalie (14.6 mi)
Around the Loire
HikeEasy1h30Lavoûte-sur-Loire (17.5 mi)

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