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Pinay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pinay in Loire

Photo is of Oingt at 35 km from Pinay

Visit Pinay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 35 km and Bagnols at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pinay, 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 Pinay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


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

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that...

See Anse guide


at 46 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide


at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


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

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

See Chateldon guide


at 50 km (direction east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying...

See Trevoux guide


at 50 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 53 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pinay


Markets in and near Pinay

  • Balbigny: market Monday (7km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (18km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (20km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (27km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (29km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (29km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (30km)

More information about Pinay, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Pinay, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (32km)
  • Saint-Galmier (34km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (37km)
  • Ambert (47km)
  • Lapalisse (57km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (43km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (45km)
  • Bois Noirs (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (38km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (50km)

Geography and distances

Pinay is in the eastern-center of France at 53 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Pinay is 358 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pinay

Canton: Néronde

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42590

Distance to Pinay

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 358 km

from Calais: 589 km

from Nice: 345 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 406 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Neulise, Pommiers, Saint-Georges-de-Baroille, Saint-Jodard, Saint-Marcel-de-Felines, Saint-Paul-de-Vezelin and Saint-Priest-la-Roche.

This page in French: Visiter Pinay

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