Chatelus tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 19 km from Chatelus

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Chatelus 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 Chatelus in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 19 km and Pelussin at 26 km.

Chatelus, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 33 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 34 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 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century architecture and...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


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

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

See Anse guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide

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Markets in and near Chatelus

  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (7km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (11km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (13km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (14km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (17km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (17km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Chatelus, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (31km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (4km)
  • Saint-Galmier (11km)
  • Trevoux (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (33km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (34km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (36km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (43km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (25km)
  • Oeillon Crest (25km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (37km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (31km)
  • Chaponnay (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (11km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (20km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (36km)

Geography and distances

Chatelus is in the eastern-center of France at 19 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Chatelus is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatelus

Canton: Chazelles-sur-Lyon

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42140

Distance to Chatelus

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 626 km

from Nice: 306 km

from Bordeaux: 404 km

from Strasbourg: 415 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chazelles-sur-Lyon, Chevrieres, Coise, Fontanes, Grammond, La Gimond, Larajasse, Marcenod, Pomeys, Saint-Christo-en-Jarez, Saint-Denis-sur-Coise, Saint-Romain-en-Jarez and Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise.

This page in French: Visiter Chatelus


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