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Saint-Jean-Soleymieux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ambert at 24 km from Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

Visit Saint-Jean-Soleymieux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 24 km and Saint-Etienne at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 24 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


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

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

See Olliergues guide


at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


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

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

See Courpiere guide


at 51 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide


at 55 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide


at 57 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 64 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 65 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 66 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-Soleymieux


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (9km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (12km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (15km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (16km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)

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

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-Soleymieux, France

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

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (24km)
  • Saint-Galmier (24km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (15km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (15km)
  • Bois Noirs (32km)
  • Perdrix Crest (44km)
  • Oeillon Crest (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (43km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (52km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-Soleymieux is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-Soleymieux is 394 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

Canton: Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42560

Distance to Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 394 km

from Calais: 627 km

from Nice: 325 km

from Bordeaux: 369 km

from Strasbourg: 443 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisset-Saint-Priest, Chazelles-sur-Lavieu, Chenereilles, Gumieres, La Chapelle-en-Lafaye, Lavieu, Margerie-Chantagret, Marols, Montarcher, Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville and Soleymieux.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-Soleymieux

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