Unieux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 11 km from Unieux

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Unieux 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 Unieux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 11 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 16 km.

Unieux, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
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at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The quiet town of Ambert in the Natural Regional Park of Livradois-Forez...

See Ambert guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 45 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

The church, cloisters and Danse Macabre fresco in the abbey are the...

See La Chaise-Dieu guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Be sure to climb to the castle above Allegre to see the...

See Allegre guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your...

See Desaignes guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 49 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

The town of Le Puy-en-Velay is very interesting to visit and an...

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

Vienne (town)

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


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

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

See Eveux guide


at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Olliergues guide


at 58 km (direction east-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


at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide

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Markets in and near Unieux

Market days in Unieux: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Unieux: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (2km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (5km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (5km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Pont-Salomon: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (8km)
  • Saint-Didier-en-Velay: market Wednesday & Sunday (11km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)

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Tourist attractions near Unieux, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (56km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (25km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (24km)
  • Oeillon Crest (27km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (30km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (47km)

Geography and distances

Unieux is in the eastern-center of France at 11 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Unieux is 411 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Unieux

Canton: Firminy

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42240

Distance to Unieux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 411 km

from Calais: 642 km

from Nice: 304 km

from Bordeaux: 385 km

from Strasbourg: 442 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurec-sur-Loire, Caloire, Chambles, Firminy, Fraisses, Le Chambon-Feugerolles, Roche-la-Moliere, Saint-Ferreol-d'Auroure, Saint-Genest-Lerpt and Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon.

This page in French: Visiter Unieux


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