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Precieux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Precieux in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 25 km from Precieux

Visit Precieux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 25 km and Ambert at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Precieux, 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 Precieux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 32 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


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

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

See Olliergues guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

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

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


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

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

See Bagnols guide


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

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of...

See Oingt guide


at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Precieux


Markets in and near Precieux

  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (7km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (9km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (12km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (13km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (19km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (19km)

More information about Precieux, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Precieux, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (13km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (25km)
  • Ambert (32km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (27km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (25km)
  • Perdrix Crest (40km)
  • Bois Noirs (40km)
  • Oeillon Crest (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (34km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (40km)

Geography and distances

Precieux is in the eastern-center of France at 25 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Precieux is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Precieux

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Precieux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 324 km

from Bordeaux: 379 km

from Strasbourg: 430 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisset-les-Montrond, Grezieux-le-Fromental, Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville, Saint-Romain-le-Puy, Saint-Thomas-la-Garde, Savigneux, Sury-le-Comtal and Unias.

This page in French: Visiter Precieux

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