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Fraisses tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fraisses in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 11 km from Fraisses

Visit Fraisses: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 11 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fraisses, 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 Fraisses in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 15 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
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
 
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Ambert

Ambert

at 45 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 45 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Desaignes

Desaignes

at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 48 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 49 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 50 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
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide
Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone

at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Tain-l'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide

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Map of places to visit near Fraisses

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Markets in and near Fraisses

  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (1km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (1km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (4km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (5km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (7km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (9km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)

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Tourist attractions near Fraisses, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (57km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (59km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (26km)
  • Parc de Gerland (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (24km)
  • Oeillon Crest (27km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (30km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fraisses is in the eastern-center of France at 11 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Fraisses is 412 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fraisses

Canton: Firminy

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42490

Distance to Fraisses

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 412 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 303 km

from Bordeaux: 385 km

from Strasbourg: 443 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurec-sur-Loire, Caloire, Chambles, Firminy, La Chapelle-d'Aurec, 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 Fraisses

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