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Chilhac

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

Chilhac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire
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Small medieval village of Haute-Loire, above the Allier, Chilhac takes place on a cliff, just fifty kilometers from the tourist town of Puy-en-Velay. It is located near Blassac, Aubazat and Langeac, in the heart of a particularly dry micro-climate.

Populated since prehistoric times, the territory of Chilhac has been quietly developed until the wars of religion with Protestant attacks in the course of the 16th century. Formerly focused on agriculture and livestock, the small town is now turned to tourism, unveiling to visitors passing a charming architectural heritage, as well as unique and preserved landscapes.

Fans of outdoor sports and nature will be delighted with this space and will enjoy a peaceful life during their holidays in the region.

Geographical information

MunicipalityChilhac
Postcode43380
Tourism label
Latitude45.1586780 (N 45° 9’ 31”)
Longitude3.4379910 (E 3° 26’ 17”)
AltitudeFrom 468m to 780m
Surface area4.11 km²
Population196 inhabitants
Density47 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (30 mi, 48 min)
Insee code43070
IntercommunalityCC des Rives du Haut-Allier
DepartmentHaute-Loire
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Lavoûte-Chilhac2.8 mi (8 min)
Aubazat2.9 mi (8 min)
Cerzat3.1 mi (9 min)
Saint-Privat-du-Dragon3.3 mi (8 min)
Saint-Cirgues4.2 mi (9 min)
Couteuges4.5 mi (13 min)
Blassac5.3 mi (13 min)
Arlet5.3 mi (12 min)
Salzuit6.2 mi (12 min)
La Chomette6.3 mi (11 min)
Paulhaguet6.3 mi (15 min)
Saint-Georges-d'Aurac6.5 mi (15 min)
Langeac6.6 mi (15 min)
Saint-Austremoine6.9 mi (18 min)
Ferrussac7.6 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

While strolling in the fortified village installed at the top of its basaltic cliff, you will benefit from an impregnable view on the valley of the Allier. You can also discover here the Saint-Honorat church, a Romanesque building of the 12th century, now listed as a Historical Monument. There are also some remains of the old medieval castle.

Do not miss to admire during your walk the entrance porch of the fifteenth century, or the suspension bridge of the late nineteenth century.

The museum of paleontology allows to learn a little more about life, fauna and flora in the region in prehistoric times through collections of objects, bones or fossils found in the area during excavations archaeological. Temporary exhibitions are offered throughout the year.

On the banks of the Allier, a base of canoe-kayak has been arranged to enjoy the beautiful days. Several marked hiking trails are also available.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Between July and August, a market is offered Wednesdays from 18h to 21h. Every Saturday after Ascension, the town is the scene of a large garage sale.

The last weekend of July, place at the summer party on the banks of the Allier including the program a country meal and balls.

Photos

Chilhac on a cliff
Chilhac on a cliff
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Shore Allier
Shore Allier
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A mammoth tusk Southern Museum of Paleontology
A mammoth tusk Southern Museum of Paleontology
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Weather

Friday 16 june
Min. 10°C - Max. 22°C
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Saturday 17 june
Min. 9°C - Max. 27°C
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Sunday 18 june
Min. 12°C - Max. 28°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Churches Lavoûte-Chilhac, Blassac, St. Cirgues Aubazat, Chapel Peyrusse.

Archaeological site Blot.

Canoeing, rafting.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse rides in wild Upper Allier
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 350 € Langeac (5.3 mi)
Hiking with a donkey for the whole family
Nature and the great outdoors50 € Laval-sur-Doulon (14 mi)
Quad or buggy trek in Auvergne or the Lyonnais
Sports sensations50 € to 185 € Saint-Alyre-d'Arlanc (17.4 mi)
Maiden flight above the Cantal mountains
Sports sensations50 € to 350 € Coltines (22 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Country walk in Livradois Forez
HikeEasy2h00Champagnac-le-Vieux (14.1 mi)
The Golden Snake
HikeEasy1h30La Chaise-Dieu (16.8 mi)
Folgoux and the arboretum
HikeIntermediate3h00La Chaise-Dieu (16.8 mi)
Around the Loire
HikeEasy1h30Lavoûte-sur-Loire (23 mi)
Land of legends
Car itineraryEasy2h00Vorey (23 mi)

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Campsites

Hotels

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