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Cottance tourism and travel guide

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Visit Cottance: highlights and tourist information

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Cottance 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 41 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Cottance is 371 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 25 km and Bagnols at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cottance, 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 Cottance 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 Cottance


Markets in and near Cottance

  • Feurs: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (9km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (17km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (19km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (23km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (23km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (24km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (26km)

More information about Cottance, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Cottance, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (41km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (22km)
  • Saint-Galmier (23km)
  • Trevoux (40km)
  • Charlieu (42km)
  • Ambert (51km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (42km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (42km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (35km)
  • Parc de Gerland (42km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (43km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (44km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (44km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (46km)
  • Oeillon Crest (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (24km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (35km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Cottance

Canton: Feurs

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42360

Distance to Cottance

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 371 km

from Calais: 601 km

from Nice: 330 km

from Bordeaux: 396 km

from Strasbourg: 405 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bussieres, Chambost-Longessaigne, Civens, Essertines-en-Donzy, Feurs, Jas, Montchal, Neronde, Panissieres, Pouilly-les-Feurs, Rozier-en-Donzy, Sainte-Agathe-en-Donzy and Salvizinet.

This page in French: Visiter Cottance

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