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Charlieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charlieu in Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 13 km from Charlieu

Visit Charlieu: highlights and tourist information

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

Tourist classifications for Charlieu include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 13 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charlieu, 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 Charlieu in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 42 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and...

See Lapalisse guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 45 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites...

See Belleville guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny...

See Cluny guide


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

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

See Anse guide


at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments...

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charlieu


Markets in and near Charlieu

Market days in Charlieu: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (13km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (14km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (16km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (16km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (32km)

More information about Charlieu, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Charlieu, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (0km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (13km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (24km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (30km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (43km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (46km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (47km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (17km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (19km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (20km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (20km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (44km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (44km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (31km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (56km)
  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (57km)

Geography and distances

Charlieu is in the eastern-center of France at 82 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Charlieu is 330 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charlieu

Canton: Charlieu

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42190

Distance to Charlieu

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 82 km

from Paris: 330 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 366 km

from Bordeaux: 398 km

from Strasbourg: 381 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chandon, Fleury-la-Montagne, Jarnosse, Maizilly, Mars, Pouilly-sous-Charlieu, Saint-Denis-de-Cabanne, Saint-Edmond, Saint-Hilaire-sous-Charlieu, Saint-Martin-de-Lixy, Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu, Saint-Pierre-la-Noaille, Villers and Vougy.

This page in French: Visiter Charlieu

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