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Photo is of Chateldon at 29 km from Arcon

Visit Arcon: highlights and tourist information

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

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!

Chateldon

Chateldon

at 29 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
 
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Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 39 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 42 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 52 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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

Paray-le-Monial

at 52 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
Billom

Billom

at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Billom guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide

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

Map of places to visit near Arcon

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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

What to do at Arcon? 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)

 
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Geography and distances

Arcon is in the eastern-center of France at 75 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Arcon is 337 kilometres from Paris).

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

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