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Marcenod tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 17 km from Marcenod

Visit Marcenod: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 17 km and Pelussin at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marcenod, 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 Marcenod in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 31 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


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

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

See Bagnols guide


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

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

See Theize guide


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

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

See Oingt guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marcenod


Markets in and near Marcenod

  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (10km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (10km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (11km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (13km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (15km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (16km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (18km)

More information about Marcenod, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Marcenod, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (31km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (7km)
  • Saint-Galmier (13km)
  • Trevoux (47km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (21km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (34km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (35km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (37km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (45km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (22km)
  • Oeillon Crest (22km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (38km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (32km)
  • Chaponnay (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (8km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (22km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (37km)

Geography and distances

Marcenod is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Marcenod is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marcenod

Canton: Saint-Héand

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42140

Distance to Marcenod

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 303 km

from Bordeaux: 405 km

from Strasbourg: 416 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cellieu, Chagnon, Chatelus, Coise, Fontanes, Grammond, La Gimond, Larajasse, Saint-Christo-en-Jarez, Saint-Denis-sur-Coise, Saint-Romain-en-Jarez and Valfleury.

This page in French: Visiter Marcenod

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