Let yourself be surprised by this sunny and colorful city, classified as the Most Beautiful Detours in France. It is good to stroll in the colorful and lively streets.

southern sweetness

Brioude among the 109 Most Beautiful Detours in France

Bordered by the Allier, a large wild river in Europe, and surrounded by medium mountains, Brioude, in the heart of Auvergne, is part of a preserved and varied natural environment, suitable for outdoor activities.

Halfway between Clermont-Ferrand and Le Puy-en-Velay, Brioude enjoys a privileged geographical location and a sunny and dry climate. Its colorful facades give the city a southern atmosphere. The local gastronomy with many specialties (cheeses and cured meats) and the festive traditions promote the quality of life of Brivadois. The city has 2 stars in the Michelin Green Guide since 2014.

A wealth of heritage

Custodian of a rich historical past, Brioude cultivates the charm of its streets with many architectural treasures. The city of Saint-Julien is home to several Historical Monuments including the Saint-Julien Basilica, a jewel of the city. The contemporary stained glass windows, created by the artist Kim En Joong, reinforce the polychromy and the beauty of the largest Romanesque church in Auvergne; it obtained its 3rd star in the Michelin Green Guide in 2017.

Unmissable places, preservation of cultural heritage!

The Maison de Mandrin, the Hôtel de la Dentelle, and the Center d'Architecture et du Patrimoine appear in this list!

Throughout the year, these cultural places offer visitors and city dwellers quality exhibitions to discover the artists of the territory and their recognized know-how.

THEMaison du Saumon aquarium You will discover the Allier River and its inhabitants, as well as the history of fishing practices and commercial activities over the centuries on this river with a king fish featured: salmon.

L'Hotel de la Dentelle is an exhibition, culture and training center in a magnificent XNUMXth century residence

Discover the city differently

Nothing could be simpler, download the free application "Brioude Visite Virtuelle". An adult version, a children's version, are available and virtual reality surprises await you. At the Tourist Office, digital helmets with 360 ° photos allow total immersion. A table and digital tablets complete this new form of discovery of the territory.

Brioude Virtual Tour

A city on the move!

2022 will be rich in cultural events. From July to September the Deanery, Space for Modern and Contemporary Art, will host an international exhibition. For now suspense!

From July 1 to 16, the 17th edition of the Festival des Escales Brivadoises will be held with the theme "Note of Humor" or when music and laughter get along; in August return of the Festival of the Decades of Painting.

The Picnic Concerts on the banks of the Allier, so popular with locals and tourists, will take place every Tuesday in July and August.

Many concerts will resound in the Basilica of Saint Julien de Brioude as in the other churches of the neighboring towns.

Do you want to stay (a few days)? 

Many accommodations and restaurants are available in the very heart of the city. Without forgetting the many shops and services to discover throughout your wanderings. Indulge !

Hôtel du Centre
From €45 / night

From January 3, 2022 to June 30, 2022

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Artemis Hôtel*** Restaurant

Artemis Hôtel*** Restaurant

Artemis Hôtel*** Restaurant

Artemis Hôtel*** Restaurant

Artemis Hôtel*** Restaurant

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From €79 / night

From January 3, 2022 to December 18, 2022

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Hôtel-Restaurant la Sapinière

Hôtel-Restaurant la Sapinière

Closed

From €128 / night

From April 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022

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Hôtel de la Poste Et Champanne

Hôtel de la Poste Et Champanne

From €84 / night

From January 1, 2021 to February 28, 2023

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Hôtel la Vieille Auberge

Hôtel la Vieille Auberge

Hôtel la Vieille Auberge

From €43 / night

From January 3, 2022 to December 31, 2022

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Au Petit Jardin

Au Petit Jardin

Au Petit Jardin

Au Petit Jardin

Au Petit Jardin

Au Petit Jardin

Au Petit Jardin

From €68 / night

From January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021

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