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Ecoche tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 20 km from Ecoche

Visit Ecoche: highlights and tourist information

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Ecoche is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 20 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ecoche, 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 Ecoche in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

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

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

See Theize guide
 
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Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque...

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Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites...

See Belleville guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Anse

Anse

at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains...

See Anse guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in...

See Cluny guide
Macon

Macon

at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest...

See Macon guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several...

See Trevoux guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide

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Map of places to visit near Ecoche

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Markets in and near Ecoche

  • Chauffailles: market Friday (6km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (7km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (22km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (23km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Ecoche, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (36km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (10km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (22km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (29km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (37km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (38km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (38km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (57km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (9km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (16km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (20km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (22km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (34km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (44km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (60km)
  • Parc de Gerland (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (36km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (44km)
  • Ecully (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (61km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ecoche is in the eastern-center of France at 81 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Ecoche is 333 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ecoche

Canton: Belmont-de-la-Loire

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42670

Distance to Ecoche

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 81 km

from Paris: 333 km

from Calais: 562 km

from Nice: 360 km

from Bordeaux: 407 km

from Strasbourg: 374 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcinges, Belmont-de-la-Loire, Chateauneuf, Chauffailles, Coublanc, Cuinzier, Jarnosse, Le Cergne, Maizilly, Mars, Saint-Igny-de-Roche, Saint-Martin-de-Lixy, Tancon and Thel.

This page in French: Visiter Ecoche

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