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Aurec-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 15 km from Aurec-sur-Loire

Visit Aurec-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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Aurec-sur-Loire is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 15 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Aurec-sur-Loire, 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 Aurec-sur-Loire in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 15 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 37 km (direction east), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among the...

See Pelussin guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 40 km (direction east), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in the...

See Malleval guide
 
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La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 41 km (direction west)

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Ambert

Ambert

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

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 45 km (direction south-west)

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Desaignes

Desaignes

at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 59 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone

at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Tain-l'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 65 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide

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Map of places to visit near Aurec-sur-Loire

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Markets in and near Aurec-sur-Loire

Market days in Aurec-sur-Loire: weekly market: Wednesday & Friday;

  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (0km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (9km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (9km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (9km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (10km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (11km)

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Tourist attractions near Aurec-sur-Loire, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (29km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (39km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (21km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (28km)
  • Oeillon Crest (31km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (62km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (35km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (52km)
 
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Geography and distances

Aurec-sur-Loire is in the southern-centre of France at 45 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Aurec-sur-Loire is 412 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Aurec-sur-Loire

Canton: Aurec-sur-Loire

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43110

Distance to Aurec-sur-Loire

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 412 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 305 km

from Bordeaux: 381 km

from Strasbourg: 446 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Aurec-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Caloire, Firminy, Fraisses, La Chapelle-d'Aurec, Malvalette, Pont-Salomon, Saint-Ferreol-d'Auroure, Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois, Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon and Unieux.

This page in French: Visiter Aurec-sur-Loire

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