Rive-de-Gier tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rive-de-Gier: highlights and tourist information

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Rive-de-Gier 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 19 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Rive-de-Gier is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 13 km and Malleval at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Rive-de-Gier, 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 Rive-de-Gier 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 Rive-de-Gier

Markets in and near Rive-de-Gier

Market days in Rive-de-Gier: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday;

  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (0km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (3km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (8km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (12km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (15km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (18km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (19km)

More information about Rive-de-Gier, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Rive-de-Gier, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (28km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (17km)
  • Saint-Galmier (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (14km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (31km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (33km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (14km)
  • Perdrix Crest (15km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (36km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (29km)
  • Ecully (32km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (3km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (26km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (35km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Rive-de-Gier

Canton: Rive-de-Gier

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42800

Distance to Rive-de-Gier

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 637 km

from Nice: 293 km

from Bordeaux: 412 km

from Strasbourg: 416 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Rive-de-Gier from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cellieu, Chagnon, Chateauneuf, Dargoire, Farnay, Genilac, La Grand-Croix, Lorette, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, Saint-Paul-en-Jarez, Saint-Romain-en-Jarez and Tartaras.

This page in French: Visiter Rive-de-Gier