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Souternon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Thiers at 34 km from Souternon

Visit Souternon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Thiers at 34 km and Olliergues at 35 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Souternon, 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 Souternon in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Thiers

Thiers

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

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

See Thiers guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
 
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Ambert

Ambert

at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional...

See Ambert guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-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
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages...

See Oingt guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 48 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Theize

Theize

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

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

See Theize guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 50 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

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

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

See Lapalisse guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 58 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide

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Map of places to visit near Souternon

 
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Markets in and near Souternon

  • Boen: market Thursday (14km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (16km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (18km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (21km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Montbrison: market Saturday (30km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (30km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (31km)

More information about Souternon, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Souternon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (35km)
  • Ambert (40km)
  • Saint-Galmier (40km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (45km)
  • Lapalisse (50km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (40km)
  • Bois Noirs (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Souternon is in the eastern-center of France at 58 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Souternon is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Souternon

Canton: Saint-Germain-Laval

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42260

Distance to Souternon

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 586 km

from Nice: 354 km

from Bordeaux: 374 km

from Strasbourg: 414 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amions, Cremeaux, Dance, Grezolles, Lure, Nollieux, Saint-Germain-Laval, Saint-Julien-d'Oddes, Saint-Martin-la-Sauvete and Saint-Polgues.

This page in French: Visiter Souternon

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