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Saint-Julien-Chapteuil - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

Town of about 1900 inhabitants, Saint-Julien-Chapteuil is about 18 km from Le Puy -en- Velay and 65 km from Saint -Etienne. Nestled in the heart of the massif of Meygal amid volcanic juices Saint-Julien-Chapteuil is rich in history and heritage. The beginning of the construction of the castle Chapteuil which only vestiges remain of the 950 years time, it will grow over time into an important fortress. It's the call of the Lord of Chapteuil that the monks of La Chaise-Dieu will build a priory and church dedicated to St Julien the Martyr in the early 12th century, the town grew around the church. Chapteuil Pons (1160-1227) was a troubadour and a prominent politician, he left several poems of love and call for a crusade that tell us about his day. Today Saint-Julien-Chapteuil is a vibrant town with many shops and services are actively involved in local life. A rich cultural and community life make this town a very pleasant place to live.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude45.0361870 (N 45° 2’ 10”)
Longitude4.0601969 (E 4° 3’ 37”)
AltitudeFrom 771m to 1408m
Surface area28.26 km²
Population1932 inhabitants
Density68 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (11.4 mi, 24 min)
Insee code43200
IntercommunalityCC Mézenc-Loire-Meygal
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Pierre-Eynac2.2 mi (6 min)
Saint-Hostien4.2 mi (10 min)
Le Pertuis5.1 mi (10 min)
Queyrières5.1 mi (11 min)
Montusclat5.2 mi (13 min)
Saint-Étienne-Lardeyrol5.5 mi (14 min)
Lantriac5.6 mi (10 min)
Saint-Germain-Laprade5.9 mi (12 min)
Blavozy6.5 mi (12 min)
Champclause7.8 mi (16 min)
Bessamorel7.8 mi (14 min)
Laussonne8.7 mi (15 min)
Brives-Charensac8.9 mi (15 min)
Le Monteil9.2 mi (15 min)
Saint-Julien-du-Pinet9.9 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


The village of Saint-Julien-Chapteuil
The village of Saint-Julien-Chapteuil
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Door Chapteuil
Door Chapteuil
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The neighborhood Creek
The neighborhood Creek
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The juice of Chapteuil
The juice of Chapteuil
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Romanesque church of Saint-Julien-Chapteuil
Romanesque church of Saint-Julien-Chapteuil
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City Hall
City Hall
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The facade of the church
The facade of the church
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Friday 21 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 15°C
Saturday 22 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 23 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (12.5 mi)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment10 € Lapte (14 mi)
Family Adventure Park by the river
Entertainment20 € La Séauve-sur-Semène (20 mi)
Rail bike ride on an old railway line
Sports sensations26 € to 40 € Pradelles (21 mi)
Horse rides in wild Upper Allier
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 350 € Langeac (30 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
HikeEasy3h00Brives-Charensac (6.6 mi)
The Corboeuf Ravines
HikeEasy1h30Rosières (7.6 mi)
Yssingeaux Pur Suc - Saint-Roch Hill
HikeEasy1h30Yssingeaux (8 mi)
Lizieux Peak
HikeIntermediate1h00Mazet-Saint-Voy (9.1 mi)
Around the Loire
HikeEasy1h30Lavoûte-sur-Loire (9.4 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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