Firminy tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 10 km from Firminy

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Firminy 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 Firminy in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 10 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 14 km.

Firminy, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 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 31 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
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at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 47 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 60 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Firminy, France

What to do at Firminy? 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

Firminy is in the eastern-center of France at 10 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Firminy is 412 kilometres from Paris).

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


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