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Lerigneux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lerigneux in Loire

Photo is of Ambert at 18 km from Lerigneux

Visit Lerigneux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 18 km and Olliergues at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lerigneux, 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 Lerigneux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 37 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
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
 
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Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

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

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are...

See Sauxillanges guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful...

See Usson guide
Billom

Billom

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from...

See Auzon guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 54 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon 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,...

See Lavaudieu guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lerigneux

 
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Markets in and near Lerigneux

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (8km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (16km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (18km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (21km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (22km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (24km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (24km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (25km)

More information about Lerigneux, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Lerigneux, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (18km)
  • Saint-Galmier (28km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (23km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (12km)
  • Bois Noirs (27km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Lerigneux is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Lerigneux is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lerigneux

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Lerigneux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 382 km

from Calais: 615 km

from Nice: 336 km

from Bordeaux: 365 km

from Strasbourg: 438 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bard, Chatelneuf, Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Roche and Verrieres-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter Lerigneux

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