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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


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


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


at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


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


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


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


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

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

See Auzon guide


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

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

See Brioude guide


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


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


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


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

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Loire

Map of places to visit near Usson-en-Forez


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


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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