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Rivas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Rivas in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 20 km from Rivas

Visit Rivas: highlights and tourist information

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

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!



at 20 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


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

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

See Ambert guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 46 km (direction 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 48 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 48 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


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

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the...

See Theize guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 50 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide

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

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

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


  • 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

Rivas is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Rivas is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rivas

Canton: Saint-Galmier

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-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

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