La Tour-en-Jarez tourism and travel guide

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La Tour-en-Jarez 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 Tour-en-Jarez in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 6 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 22 km.

La Tour-en-Jarez, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 39 km (direction east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make it...

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at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 47 km (direction east-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 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

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

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

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at 56 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a...

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at 58 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 59 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

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

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Markets in and near La Tour-en-Jarez

  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (4km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (10km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (11km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (13km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (13km)

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Tourist attractions near La Tour-en-Jarez, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (43km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (13km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (17km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (19km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (45km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (36km)
  • Parc de Gerland (47km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (19km)
  • Oeillon Crest (20km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (42km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (50km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (44km)
  • Chaponnay (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (17km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (34km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (49km)

Geography and distances

La Tour-en-Jarez is in the eastern-center of France at 6 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: La Tour-en-Jarez is 405 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Tour-en-Jarez

Canton: Saint-Héand

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42580

Distance to La Tour-en-Jarez

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 405 km

from Calais: 636 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 396 km

from Strasbourg: 428 km

Getting here

For driving distances to La Tour-en-Jarez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Fouillouse, La Talaudiere, Roche-la-Moliere, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Genest-Lerpt, Saint-Heand, Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, Sorbiers and Villars.

This page in French: Visiter La Tour-en-Jarez


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