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Montbrison tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montbrison in Loire

Photo is of Ambert at 26 km from Montbrison

Visit Montbrison: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 26 km and Saint-Etienne at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Montbrison, 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 Montbrison in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Ambert

Ambert

at 26 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of...

See Ambert guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 34 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
 
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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-east)

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

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Courpiere

Courpiere

at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 52 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 53 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 56 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important...

See Chateldon guide

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Map of places to visit near Montbrison

 
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Markets in and near Montbrison

Market days in Montbrison: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (0km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (13km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (16km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (18km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (20km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (20km)

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Tourist attractions near Montbrison, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (20km)
  • Ambert (26km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (26km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (20km)
  • Bois Noirs (35km)
  • Perdrix Crest (47km)
  • Oeillon Crest (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (41km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Montbrison is in the eastern-center of France at 32 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Montbrison is 384 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montbrison

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Montbrison

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 384 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 330 km

from Bordeaux: 374 km

from Strasbourg: 433 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bard, Champdieu, Ecotay-l'Olme, Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Lezigneux, Saint-Romain-le-Puy, Saint-Thomas-la-Garde, Savigneux and Verrieres-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter Montbrison

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