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Photo is of Thiers at 30 km from Lure

Visit Lure: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Thiers at 30 km and Olliergues at 33 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lure, 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 Lure in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 30 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


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

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village...

See Courpiere guide


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

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

See Chateldon guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit the...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and...

See Lapalisse guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its...

See Vichy guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


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

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

See Billom guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide


at 61 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lure


Markets in and near Lure

  • Noiretable: market Saturday (15km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (16km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (20km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (21km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (27km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (30km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (31km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (32km)

More information about Lure, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Lure, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (36km)
  • Ambert (40km)
  • Saint-Galmier (44km)
  • Lapalisse (47km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (49km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (40km)
  • Bois Noirs (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Lure is in the eastern-center of France at 61 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Lure is 352 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lure

Canton: Saint-Germain-Laval

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42260

Distance to Lure

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 352 km

from Calais: 584 km

from Nice: 357 km

from Bordeaux: 371 km

from Strasbourg: 416 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bully, Cremeaux, Grezolles, Jure, Saint-Germain-Laval, Saint-Julien-d'Oddes, Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe, Saint-Martin-la-Sauvete, Saint-Polgues and Souternon.

This page in French: Visiter Lure

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