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Saint-Chamond tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 10 km from Saint-Chamond

Visit Saint-Chamond: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Chamond is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 10 km and Pelussin at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Chamond, 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-Chamond in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 29 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 41 km (direction 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 41 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is...

See Palais Ideal guide


at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages...

See Bagnols guide


at 52 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 52 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide


at 64 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Chamond


Markets in and near Saint-Chamond

Market days in Saint-Chamond: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday;

  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (0km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (6km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (10km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (16km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (17km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (18km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (20km)

More information about Saint-Chamond, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Chamond, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (37km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (18km)
  • Saint-Galmier (20km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (40km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (41km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (43km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (11km)
  • Oeillon Crest (12km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (44km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (37km)
  • Ecully (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (10km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (32km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (43km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Chamond is in the eastern-center of France at 10 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Chamond is 410 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Chamond

Canton: Saint-Chamond

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42400

Distance to Saint-Chamond

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 410 km

from Calais: 640 km

from Nice: 294 km

from Bordeaux: 405 km

from Strasbourg: 424 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Chamond from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cellieu, Doizieux, La Grand-Croix, La Terrasse-sur-Dorlay, Lorette, Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, Saint-Paul-en-Jarez, Sorbiers and Valfleury.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Chamond

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