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Brioude Office de tourisme
Le Doyenne, Place Lafayette Brioude

Tel:+33 (0)4 71 74 97 49
Fax:+33 (0)4 71 74 97 87

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The town of Brioude grew up around the impressive Basilique Saint-Julien which became a pilgrimage centre for the Gauls and later those en- route to St-Jacques-de-Compostelle. 

Brioude is a great place for discovering the Gorges of the Allier and its numerous opportunities for riding, salmon fishing, canoeing, rafting, hiking and gliding.  Here you'll find Lavaudieu, nominated one of the prettiest villages in France, with its delightful 11th century abbey. 

Also popular with visitors is the Parc Naturel Regional Livradois-Forez, directly east of Brioude and one of France's largest protected areas.

What to See - Brioude Attractions

Aeroclub de Brioude
Plateau Chomaget, Brioude 43100
bet a bird's eye view of the surrounding countryside in one of the many aircrafts available here
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 71 50 13 53

Pont de Lamotte, Brioude 43100
canoeing club in Brioude
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 71 50 43 82

Parc Naturel Regional Livradois-Forez
on D906 near St-Gervais-sous-Meymont,
information office with maps and brochures for discovering the area
| Tel: +33 (0)4 73 95 57 57

Parc Naturel Regional Livradois-Forez

take the 'train de la decouverte' or discovery train from Courpiere via Ambert to Sembadel to uncover the delights of this National Park
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)4 73 82 43 88

La Chaise-Dieu
E of Brioude,
the gigantic abbey church of St-Robert is good enough reason to visit this village
| Admission charge