Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 24 km from Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas

Visit Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 24 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 27 km.

Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas, France: places to visit and attractions

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at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 43 km (direction south-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 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 47 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

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at 57 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide


at 58 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village in the Livradois-Forez...

See Courpiere guide


at 63 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas

  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (3km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (11km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (11km)
  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (14km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (11km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (23km)
  • Bois Noirs (38km)
  • Perdrix Crest (38km)
  • Oeillon Crest (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (42km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (56km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas is in the eastern-center of France at 24 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas

Canton: Saint-Bonnet-le-Château

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42380

Distance to Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 638 km

from Nice: 315 km

from Bordeaux: 371 km

from Strasbourg: 450 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aboen, Estivareilles, La Tourette, Luriecq, Malvalette, Merle-Leignec, Perigneux, Rozier-Cotes-d'Aurec and Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Nizier-de-Fornas


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