Sorbiers tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 8 km from Sorbiers

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Sorbiers in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 8 km and Pelussin at 20 km.

Sorbiers, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 34 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


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

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


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

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

See Bagnols guide


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

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

See Theize guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a...

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at 54 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide

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Markets in and near Sorbiers

  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (2km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (5km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (6km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (9km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (15km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (15km)

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Tourist attractions near Sorbiers, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (39km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (15km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (16km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (15km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (41km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (41km)
  • Parc de Gerland (43km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (15km)
  • Oeillon Crest (17km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (46km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (41km)
  • Chaponnay (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (12km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (31km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (45km)

Geography and distances

Sorbiers is in the eastern-center of France at 8 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Sorbiers is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sorbiers

Canton: Saint-Héand

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42290

Distance to Sorbiers

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 637 km

from Nice: 299 km

from Bordeaux: 401 km

from Strasbourg: 425 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sorbiers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Talaudiere, La Tour-en-Jarez, Saint-Chamond, Saint-Etienne, Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, Saint-Priest-en-Jarez and Valfleury.

This page in French: Visiter Sorbiers


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