Chatelneuf tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chatelneuf: highlights and tourist information

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Chatelneuf is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 39 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Chatelneuf is 378 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 21 km and Olliergues at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chatelneuf, 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 Chatelneuf in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Chatelneuf

Markets in and near Chatelneuf

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (7km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (12km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (19km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (21km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (25km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (25km)

More information about Chatelneuf, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chatelneuf, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chatelneuf.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (21km)
  • Saint-Galmier (27km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (37km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (28km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (17km)
  • Bois Noirs (30km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatelneuf

Canton: Saint-Georges-en-Couzan

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42940

Distance to Chatelneuf

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 378 km

from Calais: 611 km

from Nice: 337 km

from Bordeaux: 368 km

from Strasbourg: 434 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bard, Champdieu, Ecotay-l'Olme, Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Lerigneux, Pralong, Roche and Saint-Bonnet-le-Courreau.

This page in French: Visiter Chatelneuf