Sidebar Menu

Mars tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mars in Loire

Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 17 km from Mars

Visit Mars: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 17 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Mars, 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 Mars in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit the...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 23 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
 
Advertisement
 
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 39 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites...

See Belleville guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Anse

Anse

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

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

See Anse guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in...

See Cluny guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

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

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

See Trevoux guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 48 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and...

See Lapalisse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mars

 
Publicité
 

Markets in and near Mars

  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (8km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (9km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (18km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (20km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (31km)

More information about Mars, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Mars, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (6km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (22km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (27km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (34km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (38km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (42km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (58km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (61km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (63km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (12km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (19km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (22km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (38km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (40km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (48km)
  • Ecully (59km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (52km)
 
Advertisement
 

Geography and distances

Mars is in the eastern-center of France at 81 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Mars is 332 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mars

Canton: Charlieu

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42750

Distance to Mars

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 81 km

from Paris: 332 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 362 km

from Bordeaux: 403 km

from Strasbourg: 378 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcinges, Chandon, Charlieu, Coublanc, Cuinzier, Ecoche, Jarnosse, Le Cergne, Maizilly, Saint-Denis-de-Cabanne, Saint-Edmond, Saint-Hilaire-sous-Charlieu, Saint-Igny-de-Roche, Saint-Martin-de-Lixy, Tancon and Villers.

This page in French: Visiter Mars

Back To Top