Pelussin tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pelussin: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among the highlights when you visit Pelussin

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Pelussin. For detailed visitor information see the Pelussin travel guide.

Pelussin 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 22 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Pelussin is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Vienne (town) at 20 km and Saint-Etienne at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pelussin, 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 Pelussin 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 Pelussin

Markets in and near Pelussin

  • Maclas: market Thursday (6km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (9km)
  • Roussillon: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (13km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Serrieres: market Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (14km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (17km)
  • Saint-Rambert-d'Albon: market Friday (18km)

More information about Pelussin, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Pelussin, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (36km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (29km)
  • Saint-Galmier (34km)
  • Cremieu (56km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (7km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (39km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (40km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (43km)
  • Jardin japonais (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (6km)
  • Perdrix Crest (9km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (43km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (31km)
  • Ecully (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (16km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (38km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pelussin

Canton: Pélussin

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42410

Distance to Pelussin

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 650 km

from Nice: 280 km

from Bordeaux: 417 km

from Strasbourg: 422 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bessey, Chavanay, Chuyer, Lupe, Malleval, Pavezin, Roisey, Saint-Michel-sur-Rhone, Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf and Veranne.

This page in French: Visiter Pelussin