Bourg-Argental tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 13 km from Bourg-Argental

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Bourg-Argental 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 Bourg-Argental in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 13 km and Malleval at 17 km.

Bourg-Argental, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in the Regional Natural...

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at 17 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among the highlights when...

See Pelussin guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 33 km (direction south), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your visit to...

See Desaignes guide


at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the Eden Parc...

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at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates and the...

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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

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Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 37 km (direction east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a fantastic creation...

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at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to the large...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Church at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

The collegiale church in Romans-sur-Isere is a 12th-13th century church with medieval artworks...

See Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère guide


at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a great deal...

See Valence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 69 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Arlempdes is a very small village but the character of the village, the ruined...

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Markets in and near Bourg-Argental

Market days in Bourg-Argental: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (0km)
  • Annonay: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (12km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (13km)
  • Riotord: market Friday (14km)
  • Satillieu: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Serrieres: market Friday (17km)
  • Dunieres: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Bourg-Argental, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (38km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (38km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (48km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin japonais (42km)
  • Parc Jouvet (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (10km)
  • Oeillon Crest (12km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (48km)
  • Montelier (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (28km)

Geography and distances

Bourg-Argental is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Bourg-Argental is 430 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bourg-Argental

Canton: Bourg-Argental

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42220

Distance to Bourg-Argental

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 430 km

from Calais: 660 km

from Nice: 279 km

from Bordeaux: 406 km

from Strasbourg: 439 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bourg-Argental from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Burdignes, Colombier, Graix, La Versanne, Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette, Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue and Thelis-la-Combe.

This page in French: Visiter Bourg-Argental