Balbigny tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Eveux at 34 km from Balbigny

Visit Balbigny: highlights and tourist information

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Balbigny 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 Balbigny in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 34 km and Oingt at 34 km.

Balbigny, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 34 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

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at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

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at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

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at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at its importance...

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at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the Livradois-Forez naturel...

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at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

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at 46 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying testament to...

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at 49 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 51 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez natural park...

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at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites of interest...

See Belleville guide


at 59 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide

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Markets in and near Balbigny

Market days in Balbigny: weekly market: Monday;

  • Balbigny: market Monday (0km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (16km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (20km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (25km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (26km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (27km)

More information about Balbigny, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Balbigny, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (27km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (30km)
  • Charlieu (38km)
  • Ambert (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (42km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (42km)
  • Bois Noirs (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (33km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (43km)

Geography and distances

Balbigny is in the eastern-center of France at 46 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Balbigny is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balbigny

Canton: Néronde

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42510

Distance to Balbigny

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 596 km

from Nice: 339 km

from Bordeaux: 388 km

from Strasbourg: 409 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Civens, Cleppe, Epercieux-Saint-Paul, Mizerieux, Neronde, Nervieux, Pouilly-les-Feurs, Saint-Georges-de-Baroille, Saint-Marcel-de-Felines and Sainte-Foy-Saint-Sulpice.

This page in French: Visiter Balbigny