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Fourneaux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fourneaux in Loire

Photo is of Oingt at 24 km from Fourneaux

Visit Fourneaux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 24 km and Bagnols at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fourneaux, 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 Fourneaux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 26 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 27 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


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

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

See Anse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 39 km (direction east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and...

See Lyon guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic...

See Olliergues guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fourneaux


Markets in and near Fourneaux

  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (15km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (19km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (19km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (29km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (30km)

More information about Fourneaux, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Fourneaux, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (48km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (53km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (26km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (37km)
  • Saint-Galmier (39km)
  • Trevoux (39km)
  • Ambert (59km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (26km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (45km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (48km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (33km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (34km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (38km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (44km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (46km)
  • Parc de Gerland (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (43km)
  • Macon (59km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (33km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (50km)

Geography and distances

Fourneaux is in the eastern-center of France at 57 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Fourneaux is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fourneaux

Canton: Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42470

Distance to Fourneaux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 585 km

from Nice: 343 km

from Bordeaux: 397 km

from Strasbourg: 394 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amplepuis, Chirassimont, Croizet-sur-Gand, Lay, Machezal, Saint-Cyr-de-Valorges, Saint-Just-la-Pendue and Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay.

This page in French: Visiter Fourneaux

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