This page introduces the town of Yssingeaux, the biggest town in the "land of the sucs."
After Saint-Julien-Chapteil, Yssingeaux (7,061 inhabitants, 860 m) is the most important shopping place for us, especially when it comes to more than just food. But since there is a bigger supermarket in Saint-Julien-Chapteil, we rarely drive to Yssingeaux for shopping. From Yssingeaux, there are also several roads that lead us to our hiking destinations (Retournac in the north, Lapte in the east), so that we often drive past or through the town, but rarely stop there...
In our eyes, Yssingeaux is anything but beautiful, but has some interesting buildings and, of course, some shops in the centre and also in its periphery. At the moment (2018ff), the centre a is "permanent construction site"... Here are some more remarkable buildings in Yssingeaux:
For some years, we visited the Thursday market, which is large and interesting, but it was always difficult to find a parking place in Yssingeaux. We therefore parked most of the time far away from the center near a cave where we bought some wine. The owner was a bit special, but very nice. He sold us a CD with traditional music, on which his son participates. Outside the center, near the N88, there is a shopping centre with a Super U supermarket, a hardware store, an Intersport shop, and a garden centre; but we shop less and less there...
Map of Yssingeaux
|PR328||Yssingeaux||Du Neyrial aux bords D'Auze||
|3:00||730||965||Le Pays des Sucs et du Meygal … à pied (3)|
|PR328||Yssingeaux||Circuit du Chambonet||
|3:15||730||965||Itinéraire Pédestre (Yssingeaux)|
|PR367||Yssingeaux||---||Circuit de Montivernoux||
|6:30||930||1280||Itinéraire Pédestre (Yssingeaux)|
|5:00||930||1280||Le Pays des Sucs et du Meygal … à pied (4)|
|PR59||Yssingeaux||Circuit des 3 sucs||
|3:00||920||1070||19 – En massif du Meygal (It. Péd. En Ht. Loire)|
|PR59||Yssingeaux||Le trois sucs||
|2:30||920||1070||Le Pays des Sucs et du Meygal … à pied (2)|
|Magenta: Older version (Randonées pédestre et VTT au pays des sucs - Yssingeaux)|
|Blue (italic number): Older version (Itineraires Pedestres en Haute-Loire)|