Colombier tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pelussin at 11 km from Colombier

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Colombier 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 Colombier in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 11 km and Malleval at 11 km.

Colombier, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction north-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Malleval guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 35 km (direction east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a...

See Palais Ideal guide


at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide


at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Church at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

The collegiale church in Romans-sur-Isere is a 12th-13th century church with medieval...

See Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère guide


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

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a...

See Valence guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

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

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide


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

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

See Lyon guide

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Map of places to visit near Colombier


Markets in and near Colombier

  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (6km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (7km)
  • Annonay: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Serrieres: market Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (14km)
  • Roussillon: market Wednesday & Sunday (16km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (17km)
  • Saint-Rambert-d'Albon: market Friday (18km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (19km)
  • Riotord: market Friday (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Colombier, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (35km)
  • Saint-Galmier (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (6km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin japonais (43km)
  • Parc Jouvet (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (5km)
  • Oeillon Crest (6km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (42km)
  • Montelier (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (24km)

Geography and distances

Colombier is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Colombier is 427 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Colombier

Canton: Bourg-Argental

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42220

Distance to Colombier

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 427 km

from Calais: 656 km

from Nice: 279 km

from Bordeaux: 410 km

from Strasbourg: 433 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourg-Argental, Graix, La Versanne, Roisey, Saint-Appolinard, Saint-Jacques-d'Atticieux, Saint-Julien-Molin-Molette, Saint-Marcel-les-Annonay, Thelis-la-Combe and Veranne.

This page in French: Visiter Colombier


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