Chatelneuf tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 21 km from Chatelneuf

Visit Chatelneuf: highlights and tourist information

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Chatelneuf 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 Chatelneuf in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 21 km and Olliergues at 27 km.

Chatelneuf, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 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


at 27 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
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at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 42 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


at 49 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 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


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Usson guide


at 52 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide


at 53 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide


at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide


at 58 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide

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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

What to do at Chatelneuf? 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

Chatelneuf is in the eastern-center of France at 39 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Chatelneuf is 378 kilometres from Paris).

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


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