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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Haute-Loire, France your home away from home

Take a trip to a quiet place in the south central part of France for a relaxing but thoroughly enjoyable break by staying in Haute-Loire. This is a wonderfully scenic part of the country named after the Loire River. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, gites, apartments, B&Bs and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Haute-Loire, France

This is a very attractive region and ideal for hiking, cycling and horse riding with great gorges, mountains and countryside to explore. Holidaymakers can indulge in a few watersports in the region with canoeing, rafting and kayaking available on the Loire and Allier Rivers. Fly fishing is also popular on the rivers here. Golfers will not be disappointed as there are a few 18-hole courses in this part of the French countryside as well as tennis courts. The winter offers plenty of activities too with skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and sledding popular in the region. Visitors keen to take to the air and enjoy the magnificent views can try hot air ballooning, paragliding and hang-gliding. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from local markets and stores. There are a few shops in the area to purchase souvenirs, arts and crafts. Bars, cafes and restaurants can be found in the Haute-Loire area, where visitors will get mainly local cuisine. Local specialities include lentils, beef, mushrooms and cheeses.

Places to visit on holiday to Haute-Loire, France

With such a rich history Haute-Loire has many interesting sites and ancient buildings including stately homes and mansions. Visitors will also find many churches and other religious sites such as Cloitre de la Cathedrale. A number of museums can be visited in this part of France such as the Musee Vivant du Cheval de Trait in Pradelles and Musee Crozatier in Le Pay-en-Velay. Another thing to visit of historic interest is the Vivarais Railway, which is run by volunteers and stops at interesting villages in the region. There are many beautiful parks and natural features in Haute-Loire including La Baume Waterfall made even more picturesque by the forest surrounding it. Slightly further afield to the north is the city of St Etienne, which has more museums and historic buildings.

Weather in Haute-Loire, France

The weather between June and September is generally warm with the average high in July around 27 degrees centigrade. There is an average of nine hours of sunshine per day in July. December and January are the coldest months with an average high of just six degrees centigrade. The wettest month of the year is May with an average of 11 rainy days.

Travel to Haute-Loire, France

Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport (LYS) is less than a two hour drive from Haute-Loire and has flights to and from various cities across Europe including Amsterdam, Dublin, Gothenburg, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Zurich amongst others. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt are car rental firms located at the airport.

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    • 8 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 24
    House #1145917a
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      • 7 BR
      • 5 BA
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      • Sleeps 18
      Farmhouse #1469127a
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (9 reviews)
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        • 8 BR
        • 7 BA
        • Sleeps 20
        Farmhouse #959947a
        9
        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 14
          Cottage #1244546a
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            House #1207115a
            11
              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 10
              Farmhouse #6516345
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 7
                Villa #664648a
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Cottage #1324554a
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    Cottage #919820a
                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 8 BR
                      • 5 BA
                      • Sleeps 32
                      Mas #1326997a
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                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        House #1460381a
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #1724128
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Apartment #6720204
                              • 4 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 9
                              Farmhouse #630278a
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                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Cottage #1013793a
                                8
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  House #575295a
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #614691a
                                    13
                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #1472336a
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #1324131a
                                        3
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Apartment #6726792
                                          1
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            House #1334210a
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                                              Good! 3.8/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #878713a
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                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Cottage #671316a
                                                9
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Cottage #1842126
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    House #1046879a
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 11
                                                      Cottage #1277853a
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #1465990a
                                                        1
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                          Farmhouse #1434583
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Farmhouse #934103a
                                                            4
                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #662834a
                                                              5
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #1504095
                                                                11
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #1006563a
                                                                  1
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #6413740
                                                                    16
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      Farmhouse #6606384
                                                                      3
                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        Multiple rentals House #1369452a
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #974999a
                                                                          5
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #590783a
                                                                            6
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #1005758a
                                                                              12
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                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                House #1244474a
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #989635a
                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Farmhouse #1819195
                                                                                    1
                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Studio #1474831a
                                                                                      1
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #1744164
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #6118297
                                                                                          11
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Villa #1333001a
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              House #1480078a
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Cottage #1290428a
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                                                                                                  • 8 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 15
                                                                                                  Castle #1991252
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                                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    House #2327868
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                                                                                                    Haute-Loire Holiday Cottages & Homes (223)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Absolutely fantastic place..perfect peaceful setting

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Suzy and yvon are the nicest of people always there to help with anything and also leaving you to enjoy your holiday.The property is gorgeous and has all facilities,very clean and tidy,lovely views over the fields,the pool is a great treat too. We stayed for 12 nights and didn't want to leave! Nearby riom is perfect for popping in for a coffee and a wonder etc..about 25mins away is clermont ferrand which is worth a visit to the cathederal etc and is the whole area..puy de dome,lac chambon etc..we didn't visit so many places but we will on our return.Staying here was well worth the long drive..In summary if your looking for a peaceful private setting with lots to do on the doorstep..it's perfect.!!! David and Sam..Newcastle upon Tyne. GB
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                    Beautiful and spacious house with incredible view over Le Puy en Velay!!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Spent a wonderful and relaxing week in the house and in the surrounding area of Le Puy en Velay. Well furnished and spacious house with amazing view over one of the most picturesque city in France. 3 familiies with 8 children (age 2-12) and plenty of space for every one. Well equipped kitchen and good dining area both indoor and outdoor. Jean Francois was a good host and shared good information about local attractions and "gourmet" traders.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                    Well maintained and equipped Villa in stunning location

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    Bel Air Villa is perched up a hill on the outskirts of the beautiful town of Le Puy. It has stunning views overlooking the town and notably towards the cathedral and the Virgin Mary perched on a volcanic outcrop. The villa was comfortable and well furnished with French traditional furniture and small modern but adequately equipped kitchen. There was plenty of cutlery and crockery. It was lovely sitting outside on the patio in a very nice garden well secured and pet friendly. You wil lhowever need good ground clearance on your car to get through the gate. There are plenty of very interesting local attractions from chateaus in the Haute Loire, churches, Abbeys and of course Le Puy Cathedral. The local landscape is fascinating, dissected valleys and high gentle rolling plateaus all enabling walking for all standards. For the adventurous there are activities trips down the Allier and Loire valleys. We sampled excellent cuisine within walking distance in Le Puy and the steep incline back will shave off a few calories. The owner was very responsive about enquiries and made sure that someone met us on arrival. We opted for paying extra for linen and cleaner.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2016