In the south of Auvergne, Haute-Loire offers a wonderful succession of green meadows, volcanic reliefs, plateaus, wild gorges and rivers. It is also in this department, which enjoys a beautiful amount of sunshine, that the Loire runs about a hundred kilometres just after having originated in the Ardèche at Mont Gerbier-de-Jonc. In order to quickly find your campsite in this region of France, we recommend that you do it as early as possible by going on the HomeCamper website. You will be able to discover all the offers available in the Haute-Loire from HomeCamper hosts who will offer you the opportunity to stay directly with the locals while preserving the camping spirit!
To kick off with the various visits of the department, the Allier Gorges are a must, as they offer exceptional and diversified landscapes. Embark on board the little tourist train to discover the gorges by choosing the long crossing and its 2 hours of audio comments! At an altitude of 1205 meters, Lac du Bourget offers several activities, such as water sports, beautiful walks and fishing.
Finally, the cascade of Beaume is located very close to Agizoux and is not to be missed. Volcano lovers will also be satisfied, as Haute-Loire has nearly 36 sites dedicated to volcanoes, such as the volcanic table of Chanteuges or the Saint-Clément flows!
The historic buildings of the Haute-Loire are not to be outdone and some are even unavoidable. Château Lafayette, a fortified house classified as a historical monument, is to be seen, as is its park.
The fortress of Polignac is located on a volcanic hill. A fortified castle built at the beginning of the 12th century, this fortress, not far from Le Puy, is worth a visit. The abbey church of the Chaise Dieu was founded in the 11th century and attracts many tourists, particularly for its fresco called "danse macabre", its orca or tapestries.
In Haute-Loire, there are also many exceptional villages, as shown by the beautiful villages of Lavaudieu, Arlempdes, Pradelles or Blesle.
The city of Brioude, especially for its Saint-Julien basilica built of red bricks, is worth a visit.
Finally, we recommend you to stop at Le Puy en Velay. Particularly touristic, the Puy-en-Velay attracts many curious people. Its chapel of Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe on its rock (listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) is a superb site not to be missed, as is the rock of La Corneille.
If you want to stay in the Haute-Loire and enjoy pleasant temperatures for your visits, we recommend that you leave between the months of May and September to enjoy the climate of the area. The hottest months remain in July and August.
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!