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Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Thiers at 26 km from Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe

Visit Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Thiers at 26 km and Olliergues at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe, 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-Marcel-d'Urfe in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 26 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide


at 29 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 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide


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

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

See Ambert guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide


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

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

See Billom guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide


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

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 52 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 53 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 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide


at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Issoire guide


at 63 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe


Markets in and near Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe

  • Noiretable: market Saturday (11km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (17km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (23km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (24km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (24km)
  • Thiers: market Thursday & Saturday (26km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (28km)
  • Courpiere: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (30km)

More information about Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (38km)
  • Charlieu (39km)
  • Saint-Galmier (46km)
  • Lapalisse (46km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (52km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (36km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (44km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (39km)
  • Bois Noirs (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe is in the eastern-center of France at 63 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe is 351 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe

Canton: Saint-Just-en-Chevalet

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42430

Distance to Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 351 km

from Calais: 584 km

from Nice: 360 km

from Bordeaux: 367 km

from Strasbourg: 419 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champoly, Cremeaux, Grezolles, Jure, Lure, Saint-Just-en-Chevalet, Saint-Martin-la-Sauvete and Saint-Romain-d'Urfe.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Marcel-d'Urfe

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