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Aboen tourism and travel guide

Photo of Aboen in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 20 km from Aboen

Visit Aboen: highlights and tourist information

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Aboen is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 20 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Aboen, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Aboen in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 20 km (direction east)

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures,...

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see...

See Allegre guide


at 43 km (direction east)

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are...

See Pelussin guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 47 km (direction east)

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in...

See Malleval guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre...

See Olliergues guide


at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of...

See Desaignes guide


at 59 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La...

See Eveux guide


at 60 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide


at 67 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating...

See Thiers guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire

Map of places to visit near Aboen


Markets in and near Aboen

  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (5km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (8km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (13km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (13km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (14km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)

More information about Aboen, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Aboen, France

What to do at Aboen? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aboen.

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (37km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (15km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (26km)
  • Perdrix Crest (35km)
  • Oeillon Crest (38km)
  • Bois Noirs (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (38km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (52km)

Geography and distances

Aboen is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Aboen is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Aboen

Canton: Saint-Bonnet-le-Château

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42380

Distance to Aboen

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 638 km

from Nice: 313 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 447 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Aboen from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Tourette, Luriecq, Perigneux, Rozier-Cotes-d'Aurec, Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau, Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois and Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas.

This page in French: Visiter Aboen

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