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Champdieu tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 26 km from Champdieu

Visit Champdieu: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 26 km and Olliergues at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Champdieu, 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 Champdieu in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 32 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
 
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La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 45 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
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 48 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
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

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

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

See Bagnols guide
Oingt

Oingt

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

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

See Oingt guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

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

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important...

See Chateldon guide
Theize

Theize

at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 56 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide

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Map of places to visit near Champdieu

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Markets in and near Champdieu

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (5km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (11km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (14km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (22km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (22km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (22km)

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Tourist attractions near Champdieu, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (22km)
  • Ambert (26km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (32km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (21km)
  • Bois Noirs (34km)
  • Perdrix Crest (50km)
  • Oeillon Crest (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (43km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Champdieu is in the eastern-center of France at 36 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Champdieu is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champdieu

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Champdieu

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 611 km

from Nice: 334 km

from Bordeaux: 373 km

from Strasbourg: 430 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chalain-d'Uzore, Chatelneuf, Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Marcilly-le-Chatel, Montbrison, Pralong, Saint-Paul-d'Uzore and Savigneux.

This page in French: Visiter Champdieu

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