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Saint-Jean-la-Vetre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Jean-la-Vetre in Loire

Photo is of Olliergues at 18 km from Saint-Jean-la-Vetre

Visit Saint-Jean-la-Vetre: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Olliergues at 18 km and Courpiere at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Jean-la-Vetre, 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-la-Vetre in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 21 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide


at 37 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Billom guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages...

See Usson guide


at 48 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Montpeyroux is a small village now listed among the 'most beautiful in...

See Montpeyroux guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Best known for its romanesque church, Issoire is a...

See Issoire guide


at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from...

See Auzon guide


at 60 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 67 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

Charroux is a very quiet Auvergne village, unusual in the...

See Charroux guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-la-Vetre


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-la-Vetre

  • Noiretable: market Saturday (5km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (16km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (20km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (22km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (27km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (29km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (29km)
  • Puy-Guillaume: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Saint-Jean-la-Vetre, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-la-Vetre, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Saint-Victor et Sainte-Couronne d'Ennezat (Ennezat) (46km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (47km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Austremoine d'Issoire (Issoire) (51km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame de Mailhat (Lamontgie) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (43km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (45km)
  • Jardins du château d'Hauterive (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (29km)
  • Bois Noirs (31km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-la-Vetre is in the eastern-center of France at 60 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-la-Vetre is 358 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-la-Vetre

Canton: Noirétable

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42440

Distance to Saint-Jean-la-Vetre

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 358 km

from Calais: 592 km

from Nice: 358 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 431 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chamba, La Chambonie, La Cote-en-Couzan, Noiretable, Saint-Didier-sur-Rochefort, Saint-Julien-la-Vetre, Saint-Priest-la-Vetre and Saint-Thurin.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-la-Vetre

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