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Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 13 km from Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon

Visit Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 13 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon, 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-Paul-en-Cornillon in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 43 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 46 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 48 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 56 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 56 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon


Markets in and near Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon

  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (2km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (3km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (4km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (7km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (9km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (11km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (11km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (13km)

More information about Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (58km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (23km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (26km)
  • Oeillon Crest (29km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (59km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (32km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (49km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon is in the eastern-center of France at 13 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon is 410 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon

Canton: Firminy

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42240

Distance to Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 410 km

from Calais: 642 km

from Nice: 305 km

from Bordeaux: 383 km

from Strasbourg: 443 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurec-sur-Loire, Caloire, Chambles, Firminy, Fraisses, Saint-Ferreol-d'Auroure, Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois and Unieux.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon

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