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Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne in Ain

Photo is of Belleville at 10 km from Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne

Visit Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belleville at 10 km and Macon at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne, 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-sur-Chalaronne 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), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites...

See Belleville guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to...

See Macon guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and...

See Dombes guide


at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying...

See Trevoux guide


at 26 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 29 km (direction east)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


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

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny...

See Cluny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-east)

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to...

See Perouges guide


at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre...

See Brancion guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne


Markets in and near Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne

  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (5km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (8km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (10km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (12km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (13km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (17km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (19km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (21km)

Hotels near Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (20km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (7km)
  • Trevoux (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (34km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (43km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (15km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (26km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (40km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (41km)
  • Parc de Gerland (43km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (20km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (38km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (41km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (42km)
  • Seille (Saône) (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (12km)
  • Macon (17km)
  • Ecully (42km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (41km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (49km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne is in the east of France at 29 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne

Canton: Thoissey

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 578 km

from Nice: 331 km

from Bordeaux: 448 km

from Strasbourg: 347 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baneins, Chaneins, Dompierre-sur-Chalaronne, Illiat, Mogneneins, Montceaux, Peyzieux-sur-Saone, Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne, Thoissey and Valeins.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne

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