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La Ricamarie tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Ricamarie in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 4 km from La Ricamarie

Visit La Ricamarie: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 4 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Ricamarie, 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 Ricamarie in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 4 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of...

See Desaignes guide


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

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

See Eveux guide


at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of...

See Ambert guide


at 52 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 54 km (direction 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 54 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Ricamarie


Markets in and near La Ricamarie

  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (3km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (6km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (8km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (9km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (12km)

More information about La Ricamarie, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near La Ricamarie, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (50km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (21km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (26km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay (55km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (17km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (51km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (53km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (33km)
  • Parc de Gerland (54km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (57km)
  • Jardin japonais (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (16km)
  • Oeillon Crest (19km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (43km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (51km)
  • Ecully (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (23km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (43km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (56km)

Geography and distances

La Ricamarie is in the eastern-center of France at 4 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: La Ricamarie is 413 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Ricamarie

Canton: Chambon-Feugerolles

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42150

Distance to La Ricamarie

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 4 km

from Paris: 413 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 298 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 437 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Chambon-Feugerolles, Planfoy, Roche-la-Moliere, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Genest-Lerpt and Saint-Romain-les-Atheux.

This page in French: Visiter La Ricamarie

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