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Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 19 km from Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

Visit Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 19 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez, 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-Marcellin-en-Forez in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 34 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

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

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 46 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 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide


at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


at 58 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 60 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 60 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 62 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez


Markets in and near Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (12km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (14km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (14km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (15km)

More information about Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (16km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (27km)
  • Ambert (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (21km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (25km)
  • Perdrix Crest (34km)
  • Oeillon Crest (37km)
  • Bois Noirs (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (33km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (44km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez is in the eastern-center of France at 19 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

Canton: Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42680

Distance to Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 630 km

from Nice: 316 km

from Bordeaux: 379 km

from Strasbourg: 437 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boisset-Saint-Priest, Bonson, Saint-Cyprien, Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville, Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert and Sury-le-Comtal.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

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