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Visit Roche: highlights and tourist information

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Roche 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 40 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Roche is 380 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 17 km and Olliergues at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Roche, 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 in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Roche

Markets in and near Roche

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (10km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (15km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (18km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (23km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (23km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (25km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (26km)

More information about Roche, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Roche, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (17km)
  • Saint-Galmier (29km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (40km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (25km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (13km)
  • Bois Noirs (26km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Roche

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Roche

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 380 km

from Calais: 613 km

from Nice: 338 km

from Bordeaux: 364 km

from Strasbourg: 438 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bard, Chatelneuf, Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Lerigneux, Saint-Bonnet-le-Courreau and Verrieres-en-Forez.

This page in French: Visiter Roche

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