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La Gresle tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 26 km from La Gresle

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La Gresle 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 Gresle in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 26 km and Oingt at 27 km.

La Gresle, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit the...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
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at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


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

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites...

See Belleville guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque style...

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at 44 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make...

See Paray-le-Monial guide


at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny...

See Cluny guide


at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to...

See Macon guide

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Markets in and near La Gresle

  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (4km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (15km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (28km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near La Gresle, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (57km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (42km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (13km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (31km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (36km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (43km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (43km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (45km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (47km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (49km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (55km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (19km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (29km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (31km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (34km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (35km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (55km)
  • Parc de Gerland (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (49km)
  • Ecully (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (44km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (55km)

Geography and distances

La Gresle is in the eastern-center of France at 72 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: La Gresle is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Gresle

Canton: Belmont-de-la-Loire

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42460

Distance to La Gresle

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 571 km

from Nice: 353 km

from Bordeaux: 403 km

from Strasbourg: 382 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bourg-de-Thizy, Boyer, Combre, Cours-la-Ville, Coutouvre, Cuinzier, Jarnosse, La Chapelle-de-Mardore, Le Cergne, Mardore, Marnand, Montagny, Pont-Trambouze, Sevelinges, Thizy and Villers.

This page in French: Visiter La Gresle


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