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Monistrol-sur-Loire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 17 km from Monistrol-sur-Loire

Visit Monistrol-sur-Loire: highlights and tourist information

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Monistrol-sur-Loire is situated in the Haute-Loire department and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

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

Monistrol-sur-Loire, 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 Monistrol-sur-Loire in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east), in the Loire department

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 36 km (direction south-west)

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 37 km (direction west)

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Allegre guide


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

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

See Pelussin guide


at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the...

See Desaignes guide


at 44 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 45 km (direction east), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Arlempdes guide


at 60 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide

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

Map of places to visit near Monistrol-sur-Loire


Markets in and near Monistrol-sur-Loire

Market days in Monistrol-sur-Loire: weekly market: Friday;

  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (0km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Saint-Maurice-de-Lignon: market Sunday (8km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (8km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (10km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (11km)
  • Grazac: market Sunday (12km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (12km)
  • Lapte: market Sunday (12km)

More information about Monistrol-sur-Loire, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Monistrol-sur-Loire, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (21km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (33km)
  • Oeillon Crest (36km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (36km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (45km)
  • Bois Noirs (50km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Geography and distances

Monistrol-sur-Loire is in the southern-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Monistrol-sur-Loire is 420 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Monistrol-sur-Loire

Canton: Monistrol-sur-Loire

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43120

Distance to Monistrol-sur-Loire

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 420 km

from Calais: 652 km

from Nice: 303 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 456 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Monistrol-sur-Loire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bas-en-Basset, Beauzac, La Chapelle-d'Aurec and Sainte-Sigolene.

This page in French: Visiter Monistrol-sur-Loire

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