Aurec-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Aurec-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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Aurec-sur-Loire is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne region (now part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region), 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).

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!

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Aurec-sur-Loire

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)

More information about Aurec-sur-Loire, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Aurec-sur-Loire, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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