Bard tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 21 km from Bard

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Bard 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 Bard in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 21 km and Olliergues at 31 km.

Bard, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 21 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 31 km (direction west-north-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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Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Courpiere

Courpiere

at 41 km (direction west-north-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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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

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Thiers

Thiers

at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

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Allegre

Allegre

at 49 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 50 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not open to...

See Sauxillanges guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river, passing an...

See Auzon guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has the roman...

See Lavaudieu guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 58 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

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Brioude

Brioude

at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest romanesque church in the...

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Markets in and near Bard

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (5km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (17km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (18km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (19km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (20km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (22km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Bard, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (21km)
  • Saint-Galmier (24km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (35km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (23km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (15km)
  • Bois Noirs (30km)
  • Perdrix Crest (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bard is in the eastern-center of France at 34 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Bard is 384 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bard

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Bard

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 384 km

from Calais: 617 km

from Nice: 332 km

from Bordeaux: 369 km

from Strasbourg: 437 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chatelneuf, Chazelles-sur-Lavieu, Ecotay-l'Olme, Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Lavieu, Lerigneux, Lezigneux, Montbrison, Roche, Saint-Thomas-la-Garde, Savigneux and Verrieres-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter Bard