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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

The village of Laussonne is 18 km from the town of Puy-en-Velay and 15 km massif Mzenc. At the foot of the plateau of Fraisse and LHERM and that of Badioux the Laussonne dug bed.

It is under the name "Terra Lapsonna" in the year 857 after the cartulary of the abbey Monastier, found the first traces of the name Laussonne.

Since 1965, Laussonne is twinned with Niedergründau which lies 30 km from Frankfurt. Exchanges are many and periodicals through the twinning committee and associations. Laussonne also maintains close relations with Fiorenzuola d'Arda (Italy), a city 30 km from Parma also has relics of St Florent.

Geographical information

Latitude44.9702700 (N 44° 58’ 13”)
Longitude4.0540550 (E 4° 3’ 15”)
AltitudeFrom 796m to 1191m
Surface area25.11 km²
Population1032 inhabitants
Density41 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (18.2 km, 27 min)
Insee code43115
IntercommunalityCC du Mézenc et de la Loire Sauvage
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Freycenet-la-Tour4.3 km (7 min)
Moudeyres5.4 km (8 min)
Lantriac6 km (8 min)
Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille8.4 km (14 min)
Saint-Germain-Laprade11.9 km (17 min)
Les Estables12.7 km (16 min)
Montusclat12.8 km (22 min)
Saint-Julien-Chapteuil14 km (15 min)
Freycenet-la-Cuche14.6 km (24 min)
Brives-Charensac14.7 km (16 min)
Chadron14.7 km (22 min)
Présailles15.5 km (22 min)
Blavozy15.6 km (18 min)
Saint-Front16 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

On the CD 36, leading to Mezenc in the northern zone and Gerbier-of-Reeds, this charming village awaits you nestled around its 11th century Romanesque church which is a relic of St Florent.

The anglers will love the rivers and Aubépin Laussonne.

Swimming with unsupervised Plancha.

Many sports: football, handball ...

Numerous hiking trails.

Mountain biking (bike paths).

Picking mushrooms, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

Events and festivities

Conference on " Thursday the Archeo -Logis " each week from July to September at 21h.

Festival of the Tree Hollow penultimate July weekend.

Local Festival the first weekend of August.

Laussonne automotive coast race in Freycenet-la-Tour the 2nd weekend of August.

Rally Plancha " Velay Auvergne" the first weekend in September.

Autumn Fair in October.

Petanque contest.


Thursday 21 september
Min. 1°C - Max. 22°C
Friday 22 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 21°C
Saturday 23 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (25 km)
Rail bike ride on an old railway line
Sports sensations26 € to 40 € Pradelles (27 km)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment8 € Lapte (28 km)
Trip on the Velay Express, historic steam railway
Entertainment15 € to 18 € Raucoules (31 km)
Horse rides in wild Upper Allier
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 350 € Langeac (50 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lizieux Peak
HikeIntermediate1h00Mazet-Saint-Voy (17.3 km)
The Corboeuf Ravines
HikeEasy1h30Rosières (18.8 km)
Yssingeaux Pur Suc - Saint-Roch Hill
HikeEasy1h30Yssingeaux (19.9 km)
Around the Loire
HikeEasy1h30Lavoûte-sur-Loire (20 km)
Trees and legends in the Loire gorges
HikeEasy45 minRetournac (26 km)


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