Sightseeing route in Brioude


【City description】

This is a town where there is a famous Romanesque church. We find ancient buildings in the center area near the church. Although it is not the town for the sightseeing, we can find the French local life.

【Overall rating】


【Time required】

 2 h


 0 euro



【Sightseeing route】

Downtown Map


①Brioude station

Gare de Brioude

★Turn left to go to Gare Avenue. Then go to Victor Hugo Avenue. When you arrive at a branch road, go to the left street (Michel de l’Hospital St). Go straight by the end. It takes 20 minutes by walk.

②Saint-Julien Basilic

Basilique Saint-Julien

Time required: 20 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

Opening hour: 9 am – 5 h 30 pm (until 7 h 30 between July and August)

Close: No

It is possible to visit the second floor with a key which we can receive at the tourist office. It is necessary to give an ID card to get the key. There is a painting on the ceiling.

★Go along this basilic until a square.

③Tourist office

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★See the basilic.

④Back of the basilic

Time required: 5 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★Go to G. le Pieux St and turn right at the first crossroad. Then go to a park on the left hand.

⑤Esplanade of Verdun

Time required: 15 min / Admission fee: 0 euro

★When you arrive at the end of the esplanade, go to Paradis St from the Liberté Square. Then turn right at the first crossroad. As you return the street of the tourist office, you go back to the station with the same route.


Brioude station