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La Valla-en-Gier tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Valla-en-Gier in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 10 km from La Valla-en-Gier

Visit La Valla-en-Gier: highlights and tourist information

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La Valla-en-Gier is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 10 km and Pelussin at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Valla-en-Gier, 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 Valla-en-Gier in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
 
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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide
Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone

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

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide
Tain-l'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

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

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

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

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

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

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Desaignes

Desaignes

at 46 km (direction south), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide
Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere

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

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Valla-en-Gier

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Markets in and near La Valla-en-Gier

  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (7km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (11km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (11km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (14km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (14km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (15km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)

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Tourist attractions near La Valla-en-Gier, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (42km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (25km)
  • Saint-Galmier (25km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (6km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (45km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (46km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (45km)
  • Parc de Gerland (46km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (49km)
  • Jardin japonais (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (6km)
  • Oeillon Crest (8km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (49km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (40km)
  • Ecully (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (16km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (38km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Valla-en-Gier is in the eastern-center of France at 10 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: La Valla-en-Gier is 416 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Valla-en-Gier

Canton: Saint-Chamond-Sud

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42131

Distance to La Valla-en-Gier

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 416 km

from Calais: 646 km

from Nice: 289 km

from Bordeaux: 405 km

from Strasbourg: 429 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Doizieux, La Terrasse-sur-Dorlay, Le Bessat, Planfoy, Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds and Tarentaise.

This page in French: Visiter La Valla-en-Gier

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