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Marlhes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 1 km from Marlhes

Visit Marlhes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 1 km and Saint-Etienne at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marlhes, 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 Marlhes in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village less than one km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 50 km (direction east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is...

See Valence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 59 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Arlempdes is a very small village but the character of...

See Arlempdes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marlhes


Markets in and near Marlhes

  • Riotord: market Friday (5km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (7km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (7km)
  • Dunieres: market Friday (9km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (9km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Montfaucon-en-Velay: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (13km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Raucoules: market Saturday (13km)

More information about Marlhes, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Marlhes, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (35km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (39km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay (48km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (19km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (37km)
  • Jardin japonais (51km)
  • Parc Jouvet (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (18km)
  • Oeillon Crest (21km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (51km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (33km)

Geography and distances

Marlhes is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Marlhes is 426 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marlhes

Canton: Saint-Genest-Malifaux

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42660

Distance to Marlhes

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 426 km

from Calais: 658 km

from Nice: 288 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 447 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Jonzieux, Riotord, Saint-Regis-du-Coin, Saint-Romain-Lachalm and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez.

This page in French: Visiter Marlhes

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