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Blesle - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

The former abbey of women was founded by Ermengarde, mother of William the Pious, founder of Cluny. Blesle had two churches, one monastery and one reserved for the villagers. During the revolution, the steeple of the abbey church was destroyed and Bleslois rebelled against the destruction of the tower, where the distinction of having a church without a steeple and a bell tower without a church. Also discover the tower lords Mercoeur, known around the twenty angles and many houses with wood sides that dot the village.

Chadecol plateau overlooking northern village Blesle could, by some, be the famous plateau of Gergovie ...

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.3189370 (N 45° 19’ 8”)
Longitude3.1702560 (E 3° 10’ 13”)
AltitudeFrom 472m to 875m
Surface area29.80 km²
Population641 inhabitants
Density21 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (81 km, 1h17)
Insee code43033
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Blesle
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Étienne-sur-Blesle3.1 km (7 min)
Grenier-Montgon5.1 km (8 min)
Espalem6.6 km (10 min)
Autrac6.8 km (11 min)
Massiac9.2 km (13 min)
Leyvaux9.3 km (21 min)
Auriac-l'Église9.7 km (12 min)
Torsiac10.1 km (15 min)
Léotoing10.7 km (16 min)
Lorlanges11.3 km (18 min)
Laurie12 km (16 min)
Saint-Beauzire12.2 km (16 min)
Saint-Géron14.9 km (19 min)
Molompize15.2 km (18 min)
Bonnac15.4 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

The beautiful Romanesque church.

The Museum of the Coif, open from April to September.

The washing of Blesle, situated on the river Voireuse are not to be missed ...

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Feast of the painting on the 1st Saturday of July.

Flea markets and yard sales in July and August.

The Music Apéros Blesle: August. Music Festival is not to be missed. Groups and musicians of all styles occur in the streets of the medieval city. Fun atmosphere for 3 days!

Fair of Saint Martin on November 11.


View of the tower and the tower of Mercoeur
View of the tower and the tower of Mercoeur
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Old hospital tower Massadou
Old hospital tower Massadou
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Blesle view Lumberjack
Blesle view Lumberjack
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Bridge Voireuse
Bridge Voireuse
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In the heart of Blesle
In the heart of Blesle
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Belltower St. Martin
Belltower St. Martin
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Friday 22 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 23°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 24°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The rivers around have a population of wild trout and grayling of interest to followers of St. Peter.

Short hiking paths.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit of a craft biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Rémy-de-Chargnat (24 km)
Well-being and beauty treatments at a Cinqs Mondes Spa
Well-being69 € Issoire (26 km)
Horse rides in wild Upper Allier
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 350 € Langeac (34 km)
Tour of a manual woodturning workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArlanc (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Palette of religious buildings nuanced with Romanesque art
Car itineraryEasy1h30Issoire (26 km)
Country walk in Livradois Forez
HikeEasy2h00Champagnac-le-Vieux (26 km)
Crégut Lake
HikeIntermediate2h30Saint-Genès-Champespe (37 km)
Henriette's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Auzelles (41 km)
The Golden Snake
HikeEasy1h30La Chaise-Dieu (41 km)


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