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Malleval tourism and travel guide

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Visit Malleval: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in the Regional Natural Park of Pilat

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Malleval. For detailed visitor information see the Malleval travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vienne (town) at 20 km and Saint-Etienne at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Malleval, 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 Malleval in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Pelussin

Pelussin

at 5 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pelussin guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

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

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

See Palais Ideal guide
 
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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone

at 36 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Tain-l'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

at 36 km (direction south-south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 43 km (direction north-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 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Isere department

The village of St Antoine l'Abbaye, best known for its abbey complex,...

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide
Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere

at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Desaignes

Desaignes

at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 49 km (direction north-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Malleval

 
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Markets in and near Malleval

  • Maclas: market Thursday (4km)
  • Roussillon: market Wednesday & Sunday (6km)
  • Serrieres: market Friday (8km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (10km)
  • Saint-Rambert-d'Albon: market Friday (13km)
  • Annonay: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (17km)
  • Anneyron: market Tuesday (17km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (18km)

More information about Malleval, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Malleval, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (39km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (35km)
  • Saint-Galmier (39km)
  • Cremieu (56km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (42km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (43km)
  • Jardin japonais (43km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (9km)
  • Perdrix Crest (12km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (32km)
  • Ecully (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (22km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (42km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Malleval is in the eastern-center of France at 27 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Malleval is 426 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Malleval

Canton: Pélussin

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42520

Distance to Malleval

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 426 km

from Calais: 654 km

from Nice: 275 km

from Bordeaux: 420 km

from Strasbourg: 423 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bessey, Brossainc, Charnas, Chavanay, Clonas-sur-Vareze, Le Peage-de-Roussillon, Limony, Lupe, Maclas, Pelussin, Roisey, Roussillon, Saint-Alban-du-Rhone, Saint-Jacques-d'Atticieux, Saint-Maurice-l'Exil, Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf and Veranne.

This page in French: Visiter Malleval

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