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Machezal tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Oingt at 22 km from Machezal

Visit Machezal: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 22 km and Bagnols at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Machezal, 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 Machezal in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 24 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 25 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 32 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint...

See Anse guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical...

See Trevoux guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of...

See Belleville guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums,...

See Lyon guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 59 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a...

See Macon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Machezal


Markets in and near Machezal

  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (15km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (20km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (22km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (26km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (30km)

More information about Machezal, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Machezal, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (45km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (53km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (28km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (34km)
  • Trevoux (37km)
  • Saint-Galmier (37km)
  • Ambert (60km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (28km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (45km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (46km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (30km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (35km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (36km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (43km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (46km)
  • Parc de Gerland (46km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (47km)
  • Roche de Solutré (53km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (40km)
  • Macon (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (30km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (46km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (47km)

Geography and distances

Machezal is in the eastern-center of France at 55 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Machezal is 358 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Machezal

Canton: Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42114

Distance to Machezal

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 358 km

from Calais: 587 km

from Nice: 340 km

from Bordeaux: 399 km

from Strasbourg: 394 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amplepuis, Chirassimont, Croizet-sur-Gand, Fourneaux, Joux, Les Sauvages, Saint-Cyr-de-Valorges, Saint-Just-la-Pendue and Sainte-Colombe-sur-Gand.

This page in French: Visiter Machezal

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