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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it started life as a series of monastery buildings

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez. For detailed visitor information see the Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 28 km and Malleval at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, 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 Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 17 km (direction )

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Malleval guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Desaignes guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 48 km (direction west-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 56 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is...

See Valence guide


Most Beautiful Village at 59 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Arlempdes is a very small village but the character of the...

See Arlempdes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez


Markets in and near Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

  • Saint-Victor-Malescours: market Saturday (6km)
  • Riotord: market Friday (6km)
  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (7km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (8km)
  • Dunieres: market Friday (8km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (9km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Montfaucon-en-Velay: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Raucoules: market Saturday (13km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (13km)

More information about Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (34km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (39km)
  • Le Puy-en-Velay (47km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (20km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (47km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (37km)
  • Jardin japonais (51km)
  • Parc Jouvet (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (18km)
  • Oeillon Crest (21km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (50km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (33km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez is 426 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Canton: Rive-de-Gier

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42800

Distance to Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 426 km

from Calais: 657 km

from Nice: 289 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 447 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Jonzieux, Marlhes, Riotord, Saint-Just-Malmont, Saint-Regis-du-Coin, Saint-Romain-Lachalm and Saint-Victor-Malescours.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

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