Chambles tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 12 km from Chambles

Visit Chambles: highlights and tourist information

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Chambles 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 Chambles in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 12 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 21 km.

Chambles, France: places to visit and attractions

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 cathedral...

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
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at 40 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-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

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

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

See Vienne (town) guide


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

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

See Eveux guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 52 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


at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 54 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 59 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 59 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide

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Markets in and near Chambles

  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (7km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (8km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (9km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)

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Tourist attractions near Chambles, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (55km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (46km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (24km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (27km)
  • Oeillon Crest (30km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (30km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (45km)

Geography and distances

Chambles is in the eastern-center of France at 12 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Chambles is 405 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chambles

Canton: Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42170

Distance to Chambles

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 405 km

from Calais: 637 km

from Nice: 308 km

from Bordeaux: 383 km

from Strasbourg: 439 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Caloire, Fraisses, Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois, Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon and Unieux.

This page in French: Visiter Chambles


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