Essertines-en-Chatelneuf tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 21 km from Essertines-en-Chatelneuf

Visit Essertines-en-Chatelneuf: highlights and tourist information

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Essertines-en-Chatelneuf 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 Essertines-en-Chatelneuf in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 21 km and Olliergues at 29 km.

Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 21 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 29 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide
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at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a facscinating historical...

See Thiers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 49 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide


at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


at 53 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 54 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide


at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide


at 58 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 58 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide

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Markets in and near Essertines-en-Chatelneuf

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (6km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (14km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (18km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (22km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (22km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (21km)
  • Saint-Galmier (25km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (26km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (16km)
  • Bois Noirs (30km)
  • Perdrix Crest (52km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Essertines-en-Chatelneuf is in the eastern-center of France at 37 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Essertines-en-Chatelneuf is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Essertines-en-Chatelneuf

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Essertines-en-Chatelneuf

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 614 km

from Nice: 335 km

from Bordeaux: 369 km

from Strasbourg: 435 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Essertines-en-Chatelneuf from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bard, Chalain-d'Uzore, Champdieu, Chatelneuf, Ecotay-l'Olme, Lerigneux, Lezigneux, Montbrison, Pralong, Roche, Saint-Bonnet-le-Courreau and Verrieres-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter Essertines-en-Chatelneuf


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