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Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 25 km from Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau

Visit Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 25 km and Ambert at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau, 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-Bonnet-le-Chateau in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide


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

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

See Olliergues guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 48 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and...

See Lavaudieu guide


at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


at 59 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide


at 62 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau


Markets in and near Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau

Market days in Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: weekly market: Friday;

  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (0km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (11km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (13km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (16km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (17km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (17km)

More information about Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (59km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (35km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (10km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (21km)
  • Bois Noirs (36km)
  • Perdrix Crest (40km)
  • Oeillon Crest (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (43km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (55km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau is in the eastern-center of France at 25 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau is 403 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau

Canton: Saint-Bonnet-le-Château

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42380

Distance to Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 403 km

from Calais: 636 km

from Nice: 318 km

from Bordeaux: 370 km

from Strasbourg: 449 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aboen, Apinac, Estivareilles, La Chapelle-en-Lafaye, La Tourette, Luriecq, Merle-Leignec, Montarcher, Rozier-Cotes-d'Aurec and Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau

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