Pinay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pinay: highlights and tourist information

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Pinay 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 53 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Pinay is 358 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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

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