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Saint-Germain-la-Montagne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 23 km from Saint-Germain-la-Montagne

Visit Saint-Germain-la-Montagne: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain-la-Montagne is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 23 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Germain-la-Montagne, 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-Germain-la-Montagne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


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

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a...

See Belleville guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Cluny guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide


at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide


at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several...

See Trevoux guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th century,...

See Cormatin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-la-Montagne


Markets in and near Saint-Germain-la-Montagne

  • Chauffailles: market Friday (3km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (12km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Charolles: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (27km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (29km)

More information about Saint-Germain-la-Montagne, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-la-Montagne, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (28km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (16km)
  • Trevoux (42km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (19km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (28km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (31km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (31km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (34km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (36km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (50km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (4km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (13km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (20km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (23km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (31km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (28km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (56km)
  • Seille (Saône) (56km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (27km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-la-Montagne is in the eastern-center of France at 85 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-la-Montagne is 332 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-la-Montagne

Canton: Belmont-de-la-Loire

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42670

Distance to Saint-Germain-la-Montagne

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 85 km

from Paris: 332 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 359 km

from Bordeaux: 415 km

from Strasbourg: 367 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Germain-la-Montagne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anglure-sous-Dun, Azolette, Belleroche, Belmont-de-la-Loire, Chauffailles, Mussy-sous-Dun, Propieres, Saint-Clement-de-Vers and Saint-Igny-de-Vers.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-la-Montagne

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