Bard tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bard: highlights and tourist information

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Bard is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 34 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Bard is 384 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 21 km and Olliergues at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bard, 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 Bard in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire

Map of places to visit near Bard

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)

More information about Bard, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Bard, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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