Arcon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Arcon: highlights and tourist information

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Arcon 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 75 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Arcon is 337 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateldon at 29 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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Arcon, 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 Arcon in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Arcon

Markets in and near Arcon

  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (18km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (23km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (26km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (31km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (31km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (31km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (32km)

More information about Arcon, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Arcon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arcon.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (28km)
  • Lapalisse (33km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (61km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (32km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (37km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (42km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (42km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (44km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Arcon

Canton: Saint-Haon-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42370

Distance to Arcon

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 75 km

from Paris: 337 km

from Calais: 569 km

from Nice: 370 km

from Bordeaux: 372 km

from Strasbourg: 408 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cherier, Les Noes, Renaison, Saint-Alban-les-Eaux, Saint-Andre-D'Apchon and Villemontais.

This page in French: Visiter Arcon