Ailleux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ailleux: highlights and tourist information

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Ailleux is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 54 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Ailleux is 360 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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Map of places to visit near Ailleux

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

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)


Geography and distances

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