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Roche-la-Moliere tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 5 km from Roche-la-Moliere

Visit Roche-la-Moliere: highlights and tourist information

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Roche-la-Moliere is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 5 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Roche-la-Moliere, 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 Roche-la-Moliere in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
 
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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 44 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 50 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Desaignes

Desaignes

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

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

See Desaignes guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to...

See Allegre guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 54 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 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Roche-la-Moliere

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Markets in and near Roche-la-Moliere

Market days in Roche-la-Moliere: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (4km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (6km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (11km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (12km)

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Tourist attractions near Roche-la-Moliere, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (50km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (18km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (25km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay (55km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (21km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (50km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (53km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (30km)
  • Parc de Gerland (54km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (20km)
  • Oeillon Crest (23km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (39km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (24km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (42km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (56km)
 
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Geography and distances

Roche-la-Moliere is in the eastern-center of France at 5 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Roche-la-Moliere is 409 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Roche-la-Moliere

Canton: Saint-Étienne-Nord-Ouest-2

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42230

Distance to Roche-la-Moliere

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 409 km

from Calais: 640 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 390 km

from Strasbourg: 436 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Roche-la-Moliere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Firminy, Fraisses, La Ricamarie, La Tour-en-Jarez, Le Chambon-Feugerolles, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Genest-Lerpt, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, Unieux and Villars.

This page in French: Visiter Roche-la-Moliere

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