Planfoy tourism and travel guide

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Visit Planfoy: highlights and tourist information

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Planfoy 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 7 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Planfoy is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 7 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Planfoy, 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 Planfoy in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Planfoy

Markets in and near Planfoy

  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (5km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (9km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (9km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (11km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (12km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (12km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (13km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)

More information about Planfoy, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Planfoy, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (48km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (25km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (28km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay (57km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (49km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (51km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (39km)
  • Parc de Gerland (52km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (55km)
  • Jardin japonais (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (10km)
  • Oeillon Crest (13km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (47km)
  • Ecully (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (22km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (43km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (54km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Planfoy

Canton: Saint-Genest-Malifaux

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

Postcode: 42660

Distance to Planfoy

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 7 km

from Paris: 417 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 292 km

from Bordeaux: 398 km

from Strasbourg: 435 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Ricamarie, La Valla-en-Gier, Saint-Genest-Malifaux, Saint-Romain-les-Atheux and Tarentaise.

This page in French: Visiter Planfoy