Bessey tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bessey: highlights and tourist information

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Bessey 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 25 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Bessey is 425 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Malleval at 2 km and Pelussin at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bessey, 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 Bessey 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 Bessey

Markets in and near Bessey

  • Maclas: market Thursday (3km)
  • Roussillon: market Wednesday & Sunday (9km)
  • Serrieres: market Friday (9km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Rambert-d'Albon: market Friday (14km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (15km)
  • Annonay: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (17km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)

More information about Bessey, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Bessey, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bessey.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (39km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (33km)
  • Saint-Galmier (37km)
  • Cremieu (58km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (9km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (42km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (43km)
  • Jardin japonais (44km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (7km)
  • Perdrix Crest (10km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (33km)
  • Ecully (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (20km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (42km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessey

Canton: Pélussin

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42520

Distance to Bessey

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 425 km

from Calais: 654 km

from Nice: 277 km

from Bordeaux: 418 km

from Strasbourg: 424 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brossainc, Charnas, Chavanay, Limony, Lupe, Maclas, Malleval, Pelussin, Roisey, Saint-Alban-du-Rhone, Saint-Appolinard, Saint-Jacques-d'Atticieux, Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf and Veranne.

This page in French: Visiter Bessey