Rivas tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rivas: highlights and tourist information

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Rivas 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 20 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Rivas is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 20 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rivas, 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 Rivas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Rivas

Markets in and near Rivas

  • Veauche: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (6km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (7km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (12km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (14km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)

More information about Rivas, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Rivas, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (47km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (6km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (17km)
  • Ambert (39km)
  • Trevoux (57km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (32km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (32km)
  • Perdrix Crest (34km)
  • Oeillon Crest (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (27km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (33km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rivas

Canton: Saint-Galmier

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

Postcode: 42340

Distance to Rivas

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 622 km

from Nice: 318 km

from Bordeaux: 387 km

from Strasbourg: 426 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisset-les-Montrond, Chamboeuf, Craintilleux, Cuzieu, Saint-Galmier, Sury-le-Comtal, Unias, Veauche and Veauchette.

This page in French: Visiter Rivas