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Caloire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Caloire in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 12 km from Caloire

Visit Caloire: highlights and tourist information

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Caloire is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 12 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Caloire, 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 Caloire in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 44 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre...

See Allegre guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 51 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 52 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the...

See Desaignes guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre...

See Olliergues guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 60 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 60 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Caloire


Markets in and near Caloire

  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (3km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (5km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (5km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (7km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (9km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (11km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)

More information about Caloire, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Caloire, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (56km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (44km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (24km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (26km)
  • Oeillon Crest (29km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (30km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (46km)

Geography and distances

Caloire is in the eastern-center of France at 12 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Caloire is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Caloire

Canton: Firminy

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42240

Distance to Caloire

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 640 km

from Nice: 306 km

from Bordeaux: 383 km

from Strasbourg: 441 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurec-sur-Loire, Chambles, Firminy, Fraisses, Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois, Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon and Unieux.

This page in French: Visiter Caloire

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