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Saint-Etienne-le-Molard tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 34 km from Saint-Etienne-le-Molard

Visit Saint-Etienne-le-Molard: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Etienne-le-Molard is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 34 km and Olliergues at 36 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Etienne-le-Molard, 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-Etienne-le-Molard in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



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

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

See Ambert guide


at 36 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 40 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 42 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 43 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


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

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

See Thiers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the...

See Theize guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide


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

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint...

See Anse guide


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

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 58 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Etienne-le-Molard


Markets in and near Saint-Etienne-le-Molard

  • Boen: market Thursday (7km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (12km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (14km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (15km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (24km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (25km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Etienne-le-Molard, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (24km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (31km)
  • Ambert (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (30km)
  • Bois Noirs (42km)
  • Perdrix Crest (54km)
  • Oeillon Crest (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (40km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (43km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Etienne-le-Molard is in the eastern-center of France at 40 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Etienne-le-Molard is 371 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Etienne-le-Molard

Canton: Boën

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42130

Distance to Saint-Etienne-le-Molard

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 371 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 337 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 421 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arthun, Marcilly-le-Chatel, Marcoux, Montverdun, Poncins, Saint-Paul-d'Uzore and Sainte-Foy-Saint-Sulpice.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Etienne-le-Molard

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