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Montarcher tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montarcher in Loire

Photo is of Ambert at 22 km from Montarcher

Visit Montarcher: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 22 km and La Chaise-Dieu at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montarcher, 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 Montarcher in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 22 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
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 28 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
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
 
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Allegre

Allegre

at 36 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

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

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

See Olliergues guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 47 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
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

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

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in...

See Lavaudieu guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 49 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Auzon guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

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

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

See Sauxillanges guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest...

See Brioude guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 56 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 63 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide

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Map of places to visit near Montarcher

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Markets in and near Montarcher

  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (7km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (9km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (17km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (19km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (20km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (22km)

More information about Montarcher, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Montarcher, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (22km)
  • Saint-Galmier (29km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (9km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (14km)
  • Bois Noirs (29km)
  • Perdrix Crest (46km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Montarcher is in the eastern-center of France at 31 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Montarcher is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montarcher

Canton: Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42380

Distance to Montarcher

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 631 km

from Nice: 325 km

from Bordeaux: 365 km

from Strasbourg: 449 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Estivareilles, La Chapelle-en-Lafaye, La Chaulme, Marols, Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau, Saint-Clement-de-Valorgue, Saint-Jean-Soleymieux and Soleymieux.

This page in French: Visiter Montarcher

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