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Bellegarde-en-Forez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bellegarde-en-Forez in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 25 km from Bellegarde-en-Forez

Visit Bellegarde-en-Forez: highlights and tourist information

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Bellegarde-en-Forez is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 25 km and Eveux at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bellegarde-en-Forez, 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 Bellegarde-en-Forez in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
 
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Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Theize

Theize

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when...

See Theize guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
Ambert

Ambert

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

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional...

See Ambert guide
Anse

Anse

at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 47 km (direction east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make...

See Vienne (town) guide

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Markets in and near Bellegarde-en-Forez

  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (5km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (6km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (7km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (18km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Bellegarde-en-Forez, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (41km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (6km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (12km)
  • Ambert (45km)
  • Trevoux (49km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (43km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (40km)
  • Parc de Gerland (44km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (45km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (36km)
  • Oeillon Crest (37km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (38km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (25km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (26km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bellegarde-en-Forez is in the eastern-center of France at 25 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Bellegarde-en-Forez is 386 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bellegarde-en-Forez

Canton: Saint-Galmier

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42210

Distance to Bellegarde-en-Forez

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 386 km

from Calais: 617 km

from Nice: 319 km

from Bordeaux: 392 km

from Strasbourg: 418 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bellegarde-en-Forez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cuzieu, Maringes, Montrond-les-Bains, Saint-Andre-le-Puy, Saint-Cyr-les-Vignes, Saint-Medard-en-Forez, Unias, Viricelles and Virigneux.

This page in French: Visiter Bellegarde-en-Forez

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