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Le Bessat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 13 km from Le Bessat

Visit Le Bessat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 13 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Bessat, 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 Le Bessat in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 41 km (direction south), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide


at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


at 42 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 50 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


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

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide


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

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction...

See Valence guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Bessat


Markets in and near Le Bessat

  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (8km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (9km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (12km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (13km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (14km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (15km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (16km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (16km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Bessat, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (46km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (29km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (6km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (49km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (50km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (45km)
  • Jardin japonais (50km)
  • Parc de Gerland (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (5km)
  • Oeillon Crest (8km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (21km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (43km)

Geography and distances

Le Bessat is in the eastern-center of France at 13 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Le Bessat is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Bessat

Canton: Saint-Genest-Malifaux

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42660

Distance to Le Bessat

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 651 km

from Nice: 286 km

from Bordeaux: 404 km

from Strasbourg: 434 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Graix, La Valla-en-Gier, La Versanne, Tarentaise and Thelis-la-Combe.

This page in French: Visiter Le Bessat

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