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Lavieu tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 23 km from Lavieu

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Visit Lavieu: highlights and tourist information

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Lavieu is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 30 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Lavieu is 390 kilometres from Paris).

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.

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Lavieu


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)

Geography and distances

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

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