Marols tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 25 km from Marols

Visit Marols: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Marols in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 25 km and Saint-Etienne at 27 km.

Marols, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
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at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


at 50 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

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

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide


at 57 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide


at 59 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 66 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide

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Map of places to visit near Marols


Markets in and near Marols

  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (6km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (13km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (15km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (17km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (20km)

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Tourist attractions near Marols, France

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

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (54km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (25km)
  • Ambert (25km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (13km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (17km)
  • Bois Noirs (33km)
  • Perdrix Crest (42km)
  • Oeillon Crest (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (43km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (53km)

Geography and distances

Marols is in the eastern-center of France at 27 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Marols is 397 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marols

Canton: Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42560

Distance to Marols

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 397 km

from Calais: 630 km

from Nice: 323 km

from Bordeaux: 369 km

from Strasbourg: 445 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisset-Saint-Priest, Chenereilles, Gumieres, La Chapelle-en-Lafaye, Luriecq, Margerie-Chantagret, Montarcher, Saint-Jean-Soleymieux and Soleymieux.

This page in French: Visiter Marols


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