Ouches tourism and travel guide

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Visit Ouches: highlights and tourist information

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Ouches is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 72 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Ouches is 339 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 29 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 34 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ouches, 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 Ouches in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Ouches

Markets in and near Ouches

  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (7km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (26km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (27km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (27km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (28km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (28km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (31km)

More information about Ouches, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ouches, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ouches.

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (21km)
  • Lapalisse (38km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (56km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (18km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (29km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (34km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (38km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (38km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ouches

Canton: Roanne-Sud

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42155

Distance to Ouches

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 339 km

from Calais: 571 km

from Nice: 365 km

from Bordeaux: 380 km

from Strasbourg: 402 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cherier, Commelle-Vernay, Lentigny, Pouilly-les-Nonains, Renaison, Riorges, Saint-Alban-les-Eaux, Saint-Andre-D'Apchon, Saint-Haon-le-Chatel, Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire, Saint-Leger-sur-Roanne, Villemontais and Villerest.

This page in French: Visiter Ouches