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Poncins tourism and travel guide

Photo of Poncins in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 37 km from Poncins

Visit Poncins: highlights and tourist information

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

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!

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 37 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the...

See Bagnols guide
 
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Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 41 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
Theize

Theize

at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

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

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

See Courpiere guide
Anse

Anse

at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 53 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several...

See Trevoux guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide

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Map of places to visit near Poncins

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Poncins, France

What to do at Poncins? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Poncins is in the eastern-center of France at 37 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Poncins is 374 kilometres from Paris).

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

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