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Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Oingt at 29 km from Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay

Visit Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 29 km and Bagnols at 31 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay, 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-Symphorien-de-Lay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 31 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 31 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 39 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments...

See Trevoux guide


at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a...

See Belleville guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 53 km (direction east-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide


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

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

See Olliergues guide


at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay


Markets in and near Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay

  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (15km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (19km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (28km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (55km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (24km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (40km)
  • Saint-Galmier (41km)
  • Trevoux (43km)
  • Lapalisse (56km)
  • Ambert (57km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (24km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (36km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (47km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (51km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (34km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (37km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (41km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (42km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (55km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (37km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (53km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay is in the eastern-center of France at 59 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay is 352 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay

Canton: Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42470

Distance to Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 352 km

from Calais: 583 km

from Nice: 347 km

from Bordeaux: 394 km

from Strasbourg: 396 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chirassimont, Croizet-sur-Gand, Fourneaux, Lay, Neaux, Neulise, Pradines and Regny.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Symphorien-de-Lay

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