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Saint-Polgues tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Thiers at 34 km from Saint-Polgues

Visit Saint-Polgues: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Polgues is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Thiers at 34 km and Chateldon at 36 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Polgues, 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-Polgues in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 34 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Not always considered a tourist destination, Thouars actually has a...

See Thiers guide


at 36 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The ancient city of Chateldon still retains an important part...

See Chateldon guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


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

Once home to Coco Chanel, Courpiere is a village...

See Courpiere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


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

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal...

See Lapalisse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 49 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled...

See Vichy guide


at 50 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 51 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the charm...

See Billom guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Polgues


Markets in and near Saint-Polgues

  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (19km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (19km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (19km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (30km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (30km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Saint-Polgues, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Polgues, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (31km)
  • Ambert (44km)
  • Saint-Galmier (44km)
  • Lapalisse (46km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (48km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (46km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (44km)
  • Bois Noirs (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Polgues is in the eastern-center of France at 62 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Polgues is 349 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Polgues

Canton: Saint-Germain-Laval

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42260

Distance to Saint-Polgues

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 349 km

from Calais: 582 km

from Nice: 357 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 411 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Polgues from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amions, Bully, Cremeaux, Dance, Grezolles, Lure, Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire and Souternon.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Polgues

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