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Urbise tourism and travel guide

Photo of Urbise in Loire

Photo is of Anzy-le-Duc at 15 km from Urbise

Visit Urbise: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Anzy-le-Duc at 15 km and Semur-en-Brionnais at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Urbise, 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 Urbise in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 15 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit the...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Lapalisse

Lapalisse

at 20 km (direction west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque style...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
 
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Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty setting make...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Vichy

Vichy

at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide
Chateldon

Chateldon

at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide
Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule

at 47 km (direction west), in the Allier department

The quiet town of Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule lacks major monuments but merits...

See Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule guide
Thiers

Thiers

at 52 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide
Moulins

Moulins

at 55 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

In the historic centre of Moulins it is the cathedral...

See Moulins guide

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Map of places to visit near Urbise

 
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Markets in and near Urbise

  • Marcigny: market Monday (12km)
  • Le Donjon: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Lapalisse: market Thursday (20km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Digoin: market Sunday & Friday (26km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (27km)
  • Jaligny-sur-Besbre: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Paray-le-Monial: market Friday (28km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Urbise, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (10km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (16km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (24km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (39km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (24km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (33km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (41km)
  • Parc du domaine royal de Randan (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Le PAL (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc d'Attractions et Animalier (PAL) (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Urbise is in the eastern-center of France at 99 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Urbise is 311 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Urbise

Canton: Pacaudière

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42310

Distance to Urbise

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 99 km

from Paris: 311 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 389 km

from Bordeaux: 382 km

from Strasbourg: 389 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ceron, Chenay-le-Chatel, Le Bouchaud, Lenax and Sail-les-Bains.

This page in French: Visiter Urbise

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