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Usson-en-Forez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Usson-en-Forez in Loire

Photo is of La Chaise-Dieu at 20 km from Usson-en-Forez

Visit Usson-en-Forez: highlights and tourist information

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Usson-en-Forez is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Chaise-Dieu at 20 km and Ambert at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Usson-en-Forez, 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 Usson-en-Forez in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See La Chaise-Dieu guide
Ambert

Ambert

at 24 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide
Allegre

Allegre

at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Allegre guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
 
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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy-en-Velay

at 39 km (direction south), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Le Puy-en-Velay guide
Olliergues

Olliergues

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

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

See Olliergues guide
Lavaudieu

Lavaudieu

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Lavaoudieu is listed among the most beautiful villages in France, and has...

See Lavaudieu guide
Auzon

Auzon

at 44 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill...

See Auzon guide
Brioude

Brioude

at 44 km (direction west), in the Haute-Loire department

Brioude is most visited for the Basilica Saint-Julien, the largest...

See Brioude guide
Sauxillanges

Sauxillanges

at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the...

See Sauxillanges guide
Usson

Usson

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

One of the least developed of the 'most beautiful villages in France'...

See Usson guide
Courpiere

Courpiere

at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide
Billom

Billom

at 60 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

It is the half-timbered houses and medieval gateways that provide the...

See Billom guide

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Map of places to visit near Usson-en-Forez

 
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Markets in and near Usson-en-Forez

Market days in Usson-en-Forez: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (0km)
  • Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Craponne-sur-Arzon: market Saturday & (10km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (11km)
  • Bas-en-Basset: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Arlanc: market Monday (17km)
  • La Chaise-Dieu: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Monistrol-sur-Loire: market Friday (21km)
  • Aurec-sur-Loire: market Wednesday & Friday (22km)
  • Retournac: market Wednesday & (22km)

More information about Usson-en-Forez, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Usson-en-Forez, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (55km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (27km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (40km)
  • Basilique de Saint Julien (Brioude) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Andre (Lavaudieu) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (0km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (17km)
  • Bois Noirs (29km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Usson-en-Forez is in the eastern-center of France at 36 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Usson-en-Forez is 404 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Usson-en-Forez

Canton: Saint-Bonnet-le-Château

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42550

Distance to Usson-en-Forez

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 404 km

from Calais: 637 km

from Nice: 324 km

from Bordeaux: 359 km

from Strasbourg: 458 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Usson-en-Forez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apinac, Estivareilles, Saint-Pal-de-Chalencon, Sauvessanges and Viverols.

This page in French: Visiter Usson-en-Forez

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