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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

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

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.

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!

Malleval

Malleval

at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne...

See Vienne (town) guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 22 km (direction west)

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

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

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
 
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Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is...

See Palais Ideal guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century architecture and...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Tain-l'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 45 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Desaignes

Desaignes

at 48 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide
Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Isere department

The village of St Antoine l'Abbaye, best known for its...

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide
Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere

at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide

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Map of places to visit near Pelussin

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Pelussin, France

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

Aquarium

  • 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Pelussin is in the eastern-center of France at 22 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Pelussin is 421 kilometres from Paris).

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

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