Saint-Haon-le-Chatel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 26 km from Saint-Haon-le-Chatel

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Saint-Haon-le-Chatel 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-Haon-le-Chatel in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 26 km and Lapalisse at 30 km.

Saint-Haon-le-Chatel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
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at 37 km (direction west-south-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 west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water...

See Vichy guide


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

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

See Courpiere guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Paray-le-Monial guide


at 48 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


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

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits a stroll...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide


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

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Haon-le-Chatel

  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (19km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (25km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (30km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (30km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (31km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (32km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Saint-Haon-le-Chatel, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Haon-le-Chatel, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (26km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (30km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (42km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (36km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (39km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (41km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Haon-le-Chatel is in the eastern-center of France at 79 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Haon-le-Chatel is 332 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Haon-le-Chatel

Canton: Saint-Haon-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42370

Distance to Saint-Haon-le-Chatel

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 79 km

from Paris: 332 km

from Calais: 564 km

from Nice: 373 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 402 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Haon-le-Chatel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambierle, Les Noes, Ouches, Pouilly-les-Nonains, Renaison, Saint-Andre-D'Apchon, Saint-Haon-le-Vieux, Saint-Rirand and Saint-Romain-la-Motte.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Haon-le-Chatel


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