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La Gimond tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Gimond in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 14 km from La Gimond

Visit La Gimond: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 14 km and Pelussin at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Gimond, 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 La Gimond in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south)

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 36 km (direction east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


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

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

See Anse guide


at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Gimond


Markets in and near La Gimond

  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (8km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (9km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (12km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (12km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (14km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (15km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)

More information about La Gimond, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near La Gimond, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (36km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (8km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (9km)
  • Trevoux (51km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (39km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (40km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (41km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (42km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (23km)
  • Oeillon Crest (24km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (43km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (44km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (37km)
  • Chaponnay (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (13km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (26km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (42km)

Geography and distances

La Gimond is in the eastern-center of France at 14 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: La Gimond is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Gimond

Canton: Chazelles-sur-Lyon

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42140

Distance to La Gimond

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 306 km

from Bordeaux: 399 km

from Strasbourg: 421 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aveizieux, Chatelus, Chevrieres, Fontanes, Grammond, Marcenod, Saint-Christo-en-Jarez, Saint-Heand and Saint-Medard-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter La Gimond

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