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Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 17 km from Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois

Visit Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 17 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois, 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-Maurice-en-Gourgois in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


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

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

See Ambert guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 39 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 39 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 43 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

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

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 52 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of...

See Desaignes guide


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

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

See Eveux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois


Markets in and near Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois

  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (4km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (8km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (9km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (11km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (12km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (12km)

More information about Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (39km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (19km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (30km)
  • Perdrix Crest (31km)
  • Oeillon Crest (34km)
  • Bois Noirs (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (35km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (51km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois

Canton: Saint-Bonnet-le-Château

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42240

Distance to Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 640 km

from Nice: 309 km

from Bordeaux: 378 km

from Strasbourg: 445 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aboen, Aurec-sur-Loire, Caloire, Chambles, Malvalette, Perigneux and Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois

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