Let yourself be surprised by this sunny and colorful city, classified as One of the loveliest small towns in France. Wander through this historic area where ancient buildings stand witness to a rich, eventful and well-preserved past
Brioude is one of the 100 cities with the quality label " Most Beautiful Detours of France“. Without hesitation it is a city where it is good to stroll, rich in historical heritage, an important local artisanal fabric, specialties to taste and where there is quality accommodation.
City and arts and crafts
“Brioude is the first town in Haute-Loire to receive the Ville et Métiers d'Art label. This distinction awarded in January 2022 rewards the city's involvement in the field of crafts, in particular for its investment with the Hôtel de la Dentelle, which it has always supported. This label underlines the quality of the work of the local workshops: Deux Ailes (and its galleries: the Third Aile and 300%), Couleurs Dentelle, Couleurs Vitrail and the other structures that live for and through know-how such as the Escandilha shops, and Reg'Art d'Ateliers. »
The Cultural Season
2022 is rich in cultural events. From June to October 16, the Doyenné, Espace d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, hosted an international exhibition Picasso, the ultimate work: Tribute to Jacqueline.
Now on to the cultural season 2022-2023 from Brioude; Very eclectic season with many varied shows: theater, music, songs, dances. Reservations are open and can be made in line .
Many activities and exhibitions will enliven this winter season: Saint Clement's Day, Christmas Market, Ice Rink for Christmas and still other surprises!
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 rich historic 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.
You want to stay a few days
Many accommodations and restaurants are in the very heart of the city. Not to mention the many shops and services to discover throughout your wanderings. Indulge !
according to season Practice of yield management
From January 16, 2023 to December 22, 2023
From January 3, 2023 to December 31, 2023
1 bed, 1 or 2 people
From January 2, 2023 to December 31, 2023
From September to June two nights minimum.
From January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2023