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Saint-Medard-en-Forez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Medard-en-Forez in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 18 km from Saint-Medard-en-Forez

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 18 km and Pelussin at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Medard-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-Medard-en-Forez in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 18 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
 
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Malleval

Malleval

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 41 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Anse

Anse

at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Ambert

Ambert

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

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

See Ambert guide

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

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Medard-en-Forez

  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (3km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (5km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (11km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (14km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (18km)

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

What to do at Saint-Medard-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-Medard-en-Forez.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (38km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (3km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (8km)
  • Trevoux (50km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (40km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (40km)
  • Parc de Gerland (41km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (43km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (29km)
  • Oeillon Crest (30km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (41km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (44km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (38km)
  • Chaponnay (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (18km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (25km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Medard-en-Forez is in the eastern-center of France at 18 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Medard-en-Forez is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Medard-en-Forez

Canton: Chazelles-sur-Lyon

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42330

Distance to Saint-Medard-en-Forez

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 312 km

from Bordeaux: 396 km

from Strasbourg: 420 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aveizieux, Bellegarde-en-Forez, Chamboeuf, Chazelles-sur-Lyon, Chevrieres, Fontanes, La Gimond, Saint-Bonnet-les-Oules, Saint-Denis-sur-Coise and Saint-Galmier.

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

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