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Saint-Rirand tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Rirand in Loire

Photo is of Lapalisse at 25 km from Saint-Rirand

Visit Saint-Rirand: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lapalisse at 25 km and Chateldon at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 25 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
 
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Vichy

Vichy

at 33 km (direction west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide
Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

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

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

See Olliergues guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Billom

Billom

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

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

See Billom guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Rirand

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Markets in and near Saint-Rirand

  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (14km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (25km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (26km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (29km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (29km)
  • Saint-Yorre: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Cusset: market Saturday (31km)

More information about Saint-Rirand, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Rirand, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (23km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (30km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (44km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (38km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (38km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (39km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (43km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Rirand is in the eastern-center of France at 83 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Rirand is 329 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Rirand

Canton: Saint-Haon-le-Châtel

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42370

Distance to Saint-Rirand

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 83 km

from Paris: 329 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 377 km

from Bordeaux: 372 km

from Strasbourg: 405 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambierle, Les Noes, Renaison, Saint-Haon-le-Chatel, Saint-Haon-le-Vieux and Saint-Nicolas-Des-Biefs.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Rirand

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