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Riotord tourism and travel guide

Photo of Riotord in Haute-Loire

Photo is of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 6 km from Riotord

Visit Riotord: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 6 km and Saint-Etienne at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Riotord, 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 Riotord in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire department

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the...

See Desaignes guide


at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 49 km (direction east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal...

See Palais Ideal guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

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

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne...

See Vienne (town) guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there...

See Valence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction south-west)

Arlempdes is a very small village but the character of the...

See Arlempdes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Riotord


Markets in and near Riotord

Market days in Riotord: weekly market: Friday;

  • Riotord: market Friday (0km)
  • Dunieres: market Friday (5km)
  • Montfaucon-en-Velay: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (10km)
  • Raucoules: market Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (12km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (13km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (13km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (14km)
  • Lapte: market Sunday (16km)

More information about Riotord, Auvergne

Tourist attractions near Riotord, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (40km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (45km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay (46km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (40km)
  • Jardin japonais (47km)
  • Parc Jouvet (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (21km)
  • Oeillon Crest (24km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (46km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (52km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (60km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Geography and distances

Riotord is in the southern-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Le Puy-en-Velay, the department capital (general information: Riotord is 432 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Riotord

Canton: Montfaucon-en-Velay

Arrondissement: Yssingeaux

Department: Haute-Loire

Region: Auvergne

New region: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 43220

Distance to Riotord

from Le Puy-en-Velay (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 432 km

from Calais: 663 km

from Nice: 284 km

from Bordeaux: 394 km

from Strasbourg: 451 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dunieres, Marlhes, Saint-Julien-Molhesabate, Saint-Regis-du-Coin, Saint-Romain-Lachalm and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez.

This page in French: Visiter Riotord

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