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Essertines-en-Chatelneuf tourism and travel guide

Photo of Essertines-en-Chatelneuf in Loire

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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 21 km and Olliergues at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

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...

See Bagnols guide


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

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire

Map of places to visit near Essertines-en-Chatelneuf


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)

More information about Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Rhone-Alpes

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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