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Planfoy tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 7 km from Planfoy

Visit Planfoy: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!



at 7 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 19 km (direction east)

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall...

See Pelussin guide


at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the...

See Desaignes guide


at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 48 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


at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 52 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 58 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide

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

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

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


  • 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

Planfoy is in the eastern-center of France at 7 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Planfoy is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Planfoy

Canton: Saint-Genest-Malifaux

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-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

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