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Ambierle tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 23 km from Ambierle

Visit Ambierle: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 23 km and Lapalisse at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ambierle, 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 Ambierle in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 26 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

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

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

See Chateldon guide
 
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Vichy

Vichy

at 36 km (direction west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide
Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 42 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

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

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

See Courpiere guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

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

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

See Olliergues guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Billom

Billom

at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Billom guide

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Map of places to visit near Ambierle

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Markets in and near Ambierle

  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (18km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (22km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (26km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (33km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (33km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (33km)

More information about Ambierle, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ambierle, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (18km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (18km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (23km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (27km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (39km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (33km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (34km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (39km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (39km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (49km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ambierle is in the eastern-center of France at 84 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Ambierle is 327 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ambierle

Canton: Saint-Haon-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42820

Distance to Ambierle

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 84 km

from Paris: 327 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 377 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 400 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Changy, Renaison, Saint-Bonnet-Des-Quarts, Saint-Forgeux-Lespinasse, Saint-Haon-le-Chatel, Saint-Haon-le-Vieux and Saint-Rirand.

This page in French: Visiter Ambierle

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