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Saint-Germain-Laval tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Olliergues at 34 km from Saint-Germain-Laval

Visit Saint-Germain-Laval: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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Saint-Germain-Laval, 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-Laval 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

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

See Olliergues guide


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

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

See Thiers guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 38 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


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

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

See Bagnols guide


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

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

See Eveux guide


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

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

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 53 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal...

See Lapalisse guide


at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for...

See Vichy guide


at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the...

See Sauxillanges guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain-Laval


Markets in and near Saint-Germain-Laval

  • Boen: market Thursday (10km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (13km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (19km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (25km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (27km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (33km)

More information about Saint-Germain-Laval, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-Laval, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (36km)
  • Ambert (38km)
  • Charlieu (39km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (36km)
  • Bois Noirs (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (54km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-Laval is in the eastern-center of France at 53 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-Laval is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-Laval

Canton: Saint-Germain-Laval

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42260

Distance to Saint-Germain-Laval

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 349 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 416 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ailleux, Amions, Bussy-Albieux, Cezay, Grezolles, Lure, Nollieux, Pommiers, Saint-Julien-d'Oddes, Saint-Paul-de-Vezelin and Souternon.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-Laval

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