Boen tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 30 km from Boen

Visit Boen: highlights and tourist information

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Boen 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 Boen in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 30 km and Olliergues at 30 km.

Boen, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 30 km (direction south-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


at 30 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 36 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


at 38 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...

See Thiers guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide


at 49 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 51 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 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide


at 62 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water and as...

See Vichy guide


at 63 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

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Markets in and near Boen

Market days in Boen: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Boen: market Thursday (0km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (16km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (16km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (21km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (21km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (30km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (30km)

More information about Boen, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Boen, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (29km)
  • Ambert (30km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (37km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (27km)
  • Bois Noirs (37km)
  • Perdrix Crest (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (50km)

Geography and distances

Boen is in the eastern-center of France at 45 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Boen is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Boen

Canton: Boën

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42130

Distance to Boen

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 600 km

from Nice: 343 km

from Bordeaux: 372 km

from Strasbourg: 424 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arthun, Bussy-Albieux, Debats-Riviere-d'Orpra, Leigneux, Marcilly-le-Chatel, Marcoux, Montverdun, Sail-sous-Couzan, Saint-Georges-en-Couzan, Saint-Sixte and Trelins.

This page in French: Visiter Boen