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Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire
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Located 950 m above sea level, about ten minutes from the Puy-en-Velay, Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille is a chief town of canton and the main town in the Community of Communes Pays du Mézenc and the Loire Sauvage with over 1800 inhabitants ; it is the gateway to the Regional Park of the Monts d'Ardèche.

Chaffrienne The city developed around a Benedictine abbey which had its heyday in the eleventh and twelfth centuries and has enjoyed a strategic position, between the Massif Central and the Rhone Valley. From its prestigious past, the town has inherited a considerable heritage: Romanesque church of the tenth century - a Romanesque abbey church in large part with his treasure and his organ in 1518 - a sixteenth century castle, the convent buildings of the eighteenth. Le Monastier is also famous for hosting Robert Louis Stevenson in 1878 before his "journey with a donkey in the Cévennes", and its viaduct said Recoumène, vestige of Transcévenole line whose construction was revived thanks to Laurent Eynac, Prime Minister of the Air Monastier born before being definitively abandoned in the late 30s.

Land of agriculture and culture, motor sports and intense social life, Le Monastier today has many services, shops, businesses and sports and cultural facilities that make it a magnet and a very important town center. Thanks to its dynamism, the town has seen its population rise steadily in recent years; also welcomes more and more visitors who appreciate the richness and diversity of its heritage, but also an increasing number of hikers who walk in the footsteps of Stevenson, on the way to Saint Regis or on one of the many courses of labeled hikes. At the crossroads between Le Puy-en-Velay and the highlands of Mézenc, Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille deserves a visit. Do not hesitate: come discover the land of Mange-goats, human resources and the friendliness of its people, its beautiful landscapes and its heritage, its originality and quality of life. No need for GPS: all roads lead there!

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Monastier-sur-Gazeille
Postcode43150
Tourism label
Latitude44.9399960 (N 44° 56’ 24”)
Longitude3.9949680 (E 3° 59’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 752m to 1283m
Surface area39.39 km²
Population1823 inhabitants
Density46 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (12 mi, 27 min)
Insee code43135
IntercommunalityCC Mézenc-Loire-Meygal
DepartmentHaute-Loire
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Présailles3.7 mi (9 min)
Chadron4.4 mi (10 min)
Freycenet-la-Tour4.5 mi (10 min)
Arsac-en-Velay4.8 mi (9 min)
Laussonne5.2 mi (14 min)
Lantriac6.3 mi (14 min)
Coubon6.4 mi (15 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Fugères6.5 mi (14 min)
Alleyrac6.6 mi (16 min)
Freycenet-la-Cuche7.1 mi (17 min)
Solignac-sur-Loire7.8 mi (17 min)
Goudet8.6 mi (19 min)
Moudeyres8.6 mi (19 min)
Salettes9.4 mi (20 min)
Brives-Charensac9.4 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Cabaret show "Marche ou Rêve"
Country Producers Market
Local Producers Market

Photos

Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille
Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille
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The Saint John church Monastier
The Saint John church Monastier
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The water Monastier
The water Monastier
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Monastier at the abbey castle
Monastier at the abbey castle
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Château Abbey
Château Abbey
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St. Chaffre Minster
St. Chaffre Minster
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Recoumène the Viaduct
Recoumène the Viaduct
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Water area
Water area
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Exhibition
Exhibition
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Monastier saw the sky
Monastier saw the sky
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Église Saint -Jean
Église Saint -Jean
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reliquary Bust of the twelfth century
reliquary Bust of the twelfth century
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Weather

Monday 26 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 32°C
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Tuesday 27 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 37°C
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Wednesday 28 june
Min. 18°C - Max. 34°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Rail bike ride on an old railway line
Sports sensations26 € to 40 € Pradelles (13.5 mi)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (18.8 mi)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment10 € Lapte (21 mi)
Le Petit Musée à Dédé, railway history museum
Culture and educationFreeMeyras (22 mi)
Guided tour of the medieval village with Dédé l'Ardéchois
Culture and education5 € Meyras (22 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Greenway
HikeEasy3h00Brives-Charensac (7.9 mi)
The Water and Power Trail
HikeAthletic3h40Cros-de-Géorand (12.1 mi)
The Factor Path
HikeEasy2h00Sainte-Eulalie (12.9 mi)
Around the Loire
HikeEasy1h30Lavoûte-sur-Loire (13.1 mi)
The Corboeuf Ravines
HikeEasy1h30Rosières (13.3 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

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