Renaison tourism and travel guide

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Visit Renaison: highlights and tourist information

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Renaison 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 78 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Renaison is 333 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 27 km and Lapalisse at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Renaison, 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 Renaison 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 Renaison

Markets in and near Renaison

  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (20km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (26km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (29km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (31km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (31km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (31km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (33km)

More information about Renaison, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Renaison, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (21km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (27km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (32km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (42km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (37km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (37km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (40km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (42km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Renaison

Canton: Saint-Haon-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42370

Distance to Renaison

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 78 km

from Paris: 333 km

from Calais: 566 km

from Nice: 371 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 403 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambierle, Arcon, Les Noes, Ouches, Pouilly-les-Nonains, Saint-Alban-les-Eaux, Saint-Andre-D'Apchon, Saint-Haon-le-Chatel, Saint-Haon-le-Vieux, Saint-Rirand and Saint-Romain-la-Motte.

This page in French: Visiter Renaison