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Pralong tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pralong in Loire

Photo is of Ambert at 26 km from Pralong

Visit Pralong: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 26 km and Olliergues at 31 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pralong, 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 Pralong in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 31 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


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

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

See Eveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 53 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


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

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to...

See Bagnols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 55 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour...

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 63 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and...

See Lavaudieu guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pralong


Markets in and near Pralong

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (7km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (9km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (16km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (21km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (24km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (25km)

More information about Pralong, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Pralong, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (24km)
  • Ambert (26km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (33km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (21km)
  • Bois Noirs (34km)
  • Perdrix Crest (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (45km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (45km)

Geography and distances

Pralong is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Pralong is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pralong

Canton: Boën

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Pralong

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 336 km

from Bordeaux: 372 km

from Strasbourg: 429 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chalain-d'Uzore, Champdieu, Chatelneuf, Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Marcilly-le-Chatel, Marcoux, Montverdun and Saint-Paul-d'Uzore.

This page in French: Visiter Pralong

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