Poncins tourism and travel guide

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Visit Poncins: highlights and tourist information

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Poncins 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 37 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Poncins is 374 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 37 km and Eveux at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Poncins, 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 Poncins 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 Poncins

Markets in and near Poncins

  • Feurs: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (10km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (11km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (12km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (20km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (20km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (23km)

More information about Poncins, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Poncins, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (19km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (25km)
  • Ambert (38km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (41km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (47km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (33km)
  • Bois Noirs (46km)
  • Perdrix Crest (50km)
  • Oeillon Crest (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (34km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (38km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Poncins

Canton: Feurs

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42110

Distance to Poncins

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 605 km

from Nice: 333 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 418 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chambeon, Cleppe, Feurs, Saint-Etienne-le-Molard, Saint-Laurent-la-Conche and Sainte-Foy-Saint-Sulpice.

This page in French: Visiter Poncins