Sorbiers tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sorbiers: highlights and tourist information

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Sorbiers is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 8 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Sorbiers is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 8 km and Pelussin at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sorbiers, 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 Sorbiers in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Sorbiers

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)

More information about Sorbiers, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Sorbiers, France

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

Aquarium

  • 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

Geographical Information

Commune: Sorbiers

Canton: Saint-Héand

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-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