Sidebar Menu

Lavieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lavieu in Loire

Photo is of Ambert at 23 km from Lavieu

Visit Lavieu: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 23 km and Saint-Etienne at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lavieu, 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 Lavieu in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 23 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in...

See Olliergues guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
 
Advertisement
 
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to...

See Allegre guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has...

See Thiers guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

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

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and...

See Lavaudieu guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 61 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 62 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide
Theize

Theize

at 64 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lavieu

 
Publicité
 

Markets in and near Lavieu

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (8km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (18km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (19km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Lavieu, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Lavieu, France

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

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (23km)
  • Saint-Galmier (23km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (35km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (18km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (15km)
  • Bois Noirs (31km)
  • Perdrix Crest (45km)
  • Oeillon Crest (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (43km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (50km)
 
Advertisement
 

Geography and distances

Lavieu is in the eastern-center of France at 30 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Lavieu is 390 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lavieu

Canton: Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42560

Distance to Lavieu

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 390 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 327 km

from Bordeaux: 370 km

from Strasbourg: 440 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bard, Boisset-Saint-Priest, Chazelles-sur-Lavieu, Ecotay-l'Olme, Gumieres, Lezigneux, Margerie-Chantagret, Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville, Saint-Jean-Soleymieux, Saint-Thomas-la-Garde, Soleymieux and Verrieres-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter Lavieu

Back To Top