Arthun tourism and travel guide

Photo of Arthun in Loire

Photo is of Olliergues at 33 km from Arthun

Visit Arthun: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Arthun in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Olliergues at 33 km and Ambert at 34 km.

Arthun, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 33 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


at 34 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


at 39 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


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

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

See Thiers guide
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at 46 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


at 46 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery designed...

See Eveux guide


at 47 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to...

See Bagnols guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the...

See Theize guide


at 61 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide

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Map of places to visit near Arthun


Markets in and near Arthun

  • Boen: market Thursday (4km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (13km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (19km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (21km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (21km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (30km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Arthun, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (30km)
  • Ambert (34km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (36km)
  • Charlieu (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (31km)
  • Bois Noirs (41km)
  • Perdrix Crest (60km)
  • Oeillon Crest (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (44km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (49km)

Geography and distances

Arthun is in the eastern-center of France at 47 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Arthun is 366 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Arthun

Canton: Boën

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42130

Distance to Arthun

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 366 km

from Calais: 598 km

from Nice: 344 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 420 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boen, Bussy-Albieux, Cezay, Leigneux, Nollieux, Sail-sous-Couzan, Saint-Etienne-le-Molard, Saint-Sixte and Trelins.

This page in French: Visiter Arthun


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