Saint-Genest-Malifaux tourism and travel guide

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 7 km and Saint-Etienne at 10 km.

Saint-Genest-Malifaux, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
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at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

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

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 45 km (direction east-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 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 48 km (direction east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 57 km (direction 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 57 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

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

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a...

See Valence guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Genest-Malifaux

Market days in Saint-Genest-Malifaux: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (0km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (8km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (10km)
  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (10km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (12km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (12km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Riotord: market Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Genest-Malifaux, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (52km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (29km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (32km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay (54km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (14km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (38km)
  • Jardin japonais (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (13km)
  • Oeillon Crest (16km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (49km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (26km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Genest-Malifaux is in the eastern-center of France at 10 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genest-Malifaux is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genest-Malifaux

Canton: Saint-Genest-Malifaux

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42660

Distance to Saint-Genest-Malifaux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 652 km

from Nice: 290 km

from Bordeaux: 396 km

from Strasbourg: 440 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Jonzieux, Planfoy, Saint-Romain-les-Atheux and Tarentaise.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genest-Malifaux


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