Saint-Galmier tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 18 km from Saint-Galmier

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

Tourist classifications for Saint-Galmier include "recommended detour" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Galmier in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 18 km and Pelussin at 34 km.

Saint-Galmier, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
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at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 44 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


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

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

See Oingt guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

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

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide


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

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and restaurants...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

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

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide


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

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

See Theize guide


at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Galmier

Market days in Saint-Galmier: weekly market: Monday;

  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (0km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (8km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (9km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (12km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (16km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Galmier, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (41km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (43km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (37km)
  • Parc de Gerland (45km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (47km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (30km)
  • Oeillon Crest (32km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (38km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (21km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (28km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (47km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Galmier is in the eastern-center of France at 18 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Galmier is 392 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Galmier

Canton: Saint-Galmier

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42330

Distance to Saint-Galmier

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 392 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 314 km

from Bordeaux: 392 km

from Strasbourg: 422 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aveizieux, Chamboeuf, Chazelles-sur-Lyon, Cuzieu, Rivas, Saint-Bonnet-les-Oules, Saint-Medard-en-Forez, Veauche and Veauchette.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Galmier


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