La Cote-en-Couzan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Olliergues at 18 km from La Cote-en-Couzan

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La Cote-en-Couzan 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 La Cote-en-Couzan in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Olliergues at 18 km and Courpiere at 22 km.

La Cote-en-Couzan, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 22 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide


at 23 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


at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
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at 33 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 38 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide


at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Usson guide


at 50 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water...

See Vichy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide
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at 51 km (direction south-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 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a very pleasant and...

See Issoire guide


at 55 km (direction 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-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide

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Markets in and near La Cote-en-Couzan

  • Noiretable: market Saturday (7km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (15km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (22km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (23km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (25km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (27km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (29km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near La Cote-en-Couzan, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (51km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (51km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (43km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (45km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (27km)
  • Bois Noirs (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

La Cote-en-Couzan is in the eastern-center of France at 58 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: La Cote-en-Couzan is 360 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Cote-en-Couzan

Canton: Noirétable

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42111

Distance to La Cote-en-Couzan

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 360 km

from Calais: 594 km

from Nice: 356 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 431 km

Getting here

For driving distances to La Cote-en-Couzan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Jeansagniere, La Chamba, La Chambonie, Noiretable, Saint-Didier-sur-Rochefort, Saint-Jean-la-Vetre, Saint-Julien-la-Vetre, Saint-Just-en-Bas, Saint-Priest-la-Vetre and Saint-Thurin.

This page in French: Visiter La Cote-en-Couzan


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