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Chalain-le-Comtal tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chalain-le-Comtal in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 29 km from Chalain-le-Comtal

Visit Chalain-le-Comtal: highlights and tourist information

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Chalain-le-Comtal is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 29 km and Ambert at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chalain-le-Comtal, 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 Chalain-le-Comtal in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


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

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

See Eveux guide


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

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

See Olliergues guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


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

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

See Bagnols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 47 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village...

See Courpiere guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 52 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


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

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

See Anse guide


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

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating...

See Thiers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chalain-le-Comtal


Markets in and near Chalain-le-Comtal

  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (5km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (9km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (13km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (17km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (17km)

More information about Chalain-le-Comtal, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chalain-le-Comtal, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (13km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (22km)
  • Ambert (35km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (33km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (28km)
  • Perdrix Crest (43km)
  • Bois Noirs (43km)
  • Oeillon Crest (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (34km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (36km)

Geography and distances

Chalain-le-Comtal is in the eastern-center of France at 29 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Chalain-le-Comtal is 383 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chalain-le-Comtal

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Chalain-le-Comtal

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 383 km

from Calais: 614 km

from Nice: 327 km

from Bordeaux: 382 km

from Strasbourg: 424 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chalain-le-Comtal from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisset-les-Montrond, Chambeon, Grezieux-le-Fromental, Magneux-Haute-Rive, Marclopt, Montrond-les-Bains, Saint-Laurent-la-Conche and Unias.

This page in French: Visiter Chalain-le-Comtal

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