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Marcoux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 28 km from Marcoux

Visit Marcoux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 28 km and Olliergues at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marcoux, 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 Marcoux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 29 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 37 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
 
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Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 42 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 49 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Theize

Theize

at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide

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Map of places to visit near Marcoux

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Markets in and near Marcoux

  • Boen: market Thursday (4km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (12km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (18km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (19km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (23km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (27km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (28km)

More information about Marcoux, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Marcoux, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (27km)
  • Ambert (28km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (24km)
  • Bois Noirs (35km)
  • Perdrix Crest (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Marcoux is in the eastern-center of France at 42 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Marcoux is 372 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marcoux

Canton: Boën

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42130

Distance to Marcoux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 372 km

from Calais: 604 km

from Nice: 341 km

from Bordeaux: 372 km

from Strasbourg: 426 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boen, Chalain-d'Uzore, Debats-Riviere-d'Orpra, Leigneux, Marcilly-le-Chatel, Montverdun, Pralong, Sail-sous-Couzan, Saint-Bonnet-le-Courreau, Saint-Etienne-le-Molard, Saint-Paul-d'Uzore and Trelins.

This page in French: Visiter Marcoux

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