Firminy tourism and travel guide

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Visit Firminy: highlights and tourist information

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Firminy 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 10 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Firminy is 412 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 10 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Firminy, 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 Firminy 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 Firminy

Markets in and near Firminy

Market days in Firminy: weekly market: Thursday all day & Saturday;

  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (0km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (2km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (3km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (6km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (6km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (11km)

More information about Firminy, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Firminy, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Firminy.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (56km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (58km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (27km)
  • Parc de Gerland (60km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (62km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (22km)
  • Oeillon Crest (25km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (29km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (47km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (62km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Firminy

Canton: Firminy

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42700

Distance to Firminy

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 412 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 442 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurec-sur-Loire, Caloire, Fraisses, Le Chambon-Feugerolles, Pont-Salomon, Roche-la-Moliere, Saint-Ferreol-d'Auroure, Saint-Just-Malmont, Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon and Unieux.

This page in French: Visiter Firminy