Craintilleux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 21 km from Craintilleux

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Craintilleux 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 Craintilleux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 21 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 35 km.

Craintilleux, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


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

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 38 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
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at 40 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 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 48 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 51 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 51 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 51 km (direction east-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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Markets in and near Craintilleux

  • Veauche: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (7km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (7km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (9km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (13km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (13km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Craintilleux, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (7km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (18km)
  • Ambert (38km)
  • Trevoux (58km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (31km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (31km)
  • Perdrix Crest (35km)
  • Oeillon Crest (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (28km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (34km)

Geography and distances

Craintilleux is in the eastern-center of France at 21 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Craintilleux is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Craintilleux

Canton: Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42210

Distance to Craintilleux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 622 km

from Nice: 318 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 427 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisset-les-Montrond, Cuzieu, Rivas, Saint-Cyprien, Sury-le-Comtal, Unias, Veauche and Veauchette.

This page in French: Visiter Craintilleux


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