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La Grand-Croix tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Grand-Croix in Loire

Photo is of Pelussin at 13 km from La Grand-Croix

Visit La Grand-Croix: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 13 km and Saint-Etienne at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Grand-Croix, 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 Grand-Croix in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 24 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 36 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


at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the...

See Palais Ideal guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


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

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour...

See Theize guide


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

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

See Anse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Grand-Croix


Markets in and near La Grand-Croix

Market days in La Grand-Croix: weekly market: Monday;

  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (0km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (3km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (6km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (15km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (15km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (16km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (18km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (18km)

More information about La Grand-Croix, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near La Grand-Croix, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (31km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (17km)
  • Saint-Galmier (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (12km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (34km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (36km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (13km)
  • Perdrix Crest (13km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (39km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (32km)
  • Ecully (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (5km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (28km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (38km)

Geography and distances

La Grand-Croix is in the eastern-center of France at 16 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: La Grand-Croix is 409 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Grand-Croix

Canton: Grand-Croix

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42320

Distance to La Grand-Croix

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 409 km

from Calais: 638 km

from Nice: 293 km

from Bordeaux: 410 km

from Strasbourg: 419 km

Getting here

For driving distances to La Grand-Croix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cellieu, Chagnon, Farnay, Genilac, Lorette, Rive-de-Gier, Saint-Chamond, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, Saint-Paul-en-Jarez and Saint-Romain-en-Jarez.

This page in French: Visiter La Grand-Croix

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