La Grand-Croix tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Grand-Croix: highlights and tourist information

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La Grand-Croix is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), 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).

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

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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!


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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

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

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