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Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 5 km from Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds

Visit Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 5 km and Pelussin at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, 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-Jean-Bonnefonds in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 35 km (direction east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide


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

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

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

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of...

See Lyon Old Town guide


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

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

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

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


at 52 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 52 km (direction 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
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 63 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 65 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds

  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (4km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (6km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (11km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (12km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (14km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)

More information about Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (42km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (19km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (21km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay (63km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (13km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (45km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (40km)
  • Parc de Gerland (46km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (12km)
  • Oeillon Crest (14km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (49km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (43km)
  • Ecully (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (16km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (36km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (49km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds is in the eastern-center of France at 5 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds is 411 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds

Canton: Saint-Étienne-Nord-Est-2

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42650

Distance to Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 411 km

from Calais: 641 km

from Nice: 296 km

from Bordeaux: 400 km

from Strasbourg: 429 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Talaudiere, La Tour-en-Jarez, La Valla-en-Gier, Saint-Chamond, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez and Sorbiers.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds

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