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Ailleux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Olliergues at 28 km from Ailleux

Visit Ailleux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Olliergues at 28 km and Thiers at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ailleux, 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 Ailleux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Olliergues

Olliergues

at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 31 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 32 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
 
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Chateldon

Chateldon

at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide
Billom

Billom

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

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages...

See Oingt guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 54 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water...

See Vichy guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 54 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 55 km (direction north-north-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its...

See Lapalisse guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Usson guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 64 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide

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Map of places to visit near Ailleux

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Markets in and near Ailleux

  • Boen: market Thursday (8km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (14km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (19km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (24km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (29km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (29km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (29km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Ailleux, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ailleux, France

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

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (32km)
  • Saint-Galmier (38km)
  • Charlieu (43km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (32km)
  • Bois Noirs (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Ailleux is in the eastern-center of France at 54 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Ailleux is 360 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ailleux

Canton: Boën

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42130

Distance to Ailleux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 360 km

from Calais: 593 km

from Nice: 351 km

from Bordeaux: 369 km

from Strasbourg: 422 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cezay, Debats-Riviere-d'Orpra, Leigneux, Nollieux, Saint-Germain-Laval, Saint-Julien-d'Oddes, Saint-Laurent-Rochefort, Saint-Martin-la-Sauvete, Saint-Sixte and Saint-Thurin.

This page in French: Visiter Ailleux

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