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Saint-Alban-les-Eaux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 31 km from Saint-Alban-les-Eaux

Visit Saint-Alban-les-Eaux: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Alban-les-Eaux is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 31 km and Chateldon at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Alban-les-Eaux, 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 Saint-Alban-les-Eaux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 32 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part of its...

See Chateldon guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has...

See Thiers guide


at 35 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and...

See Lapalisse guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for...

See Vichy guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the...

See Courpiere guide


at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque style...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide


at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the...

See Billom guide


at 60 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Alban-les-Eaux


Markets in and near Saint-Alban-les-Eaux

  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (11km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (22km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (25km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (29km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (29km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (30km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (30km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (31km)

More information about Saint-Alban-les-Eaux, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Alban-les-Eaux, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (25km)
  • Lapalisse (35km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (58km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (31km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (36km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (41km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (41km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (41km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (44km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Alban-les-Eaux is in the eastern-center of France at 73 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Alban-les-Eaux is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Alban-les-Eaux

Canton: Saint-Haon-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42370

Distance to Saint-Alban-les-Eaux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 570 km

from Nice: 367 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 406 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Alban-les-Eaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcon, Cherier, Lentigny, Ouches, Pouilly-les-Nonains, Renaison, Saint-Andre-D'Apchon, Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire, Saint-Leger-sur-Roanne and Villemontais.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Alban-les-Eaux

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