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Saint-Martin-la-Plaine tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pelussin at 16 km from Saint-Martin-la-Plaine

Visit Saint-Martin-la-Plaine: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Martin-la-Plaine is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 16 km and Saint-Etienne at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, 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-Martin-la-Plaine in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 22 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 31 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


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

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

See Bagnols guide


at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at...

See Anse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


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

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying...

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Martin-la-Plaine


Markets in and near Saint-Martin-la-Plaine

  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (3km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (5km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (10km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (10km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (19km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (26km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (14km)
  • Saint-Galmier (22km)
  • Trevoux (46km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (17km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (29km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (31km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (33km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (17km)
  • Perdrix Crest (18km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (34km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (28km)
  • Ecully (29km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (1km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (23km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (33km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-la-Plaine is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-la-Plaine is 405 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-la-Plaine

Canton: Rive-de-Gier

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42800

Distance to Saint-Martin-la-Plaine

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 405 km

from Calais: 634 km

from Nice: 294 km

from Bordeaux: 413 km

from Strasbourg: 414 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cellieu, Chagnon, Chateauneuf, Dargoire, Farnay, Genilac, La Grand-Croix, Lorette, Rive-de-Gier, Saint-Didier-sous-Riverie, Saint-Jean-de-Touslas, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Maurice-sur-Dargoire, Saint-Romain-en-Jarez and Tartaras.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-la-Plaine

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