Veauche tourism and travel guide

Photo of Veauche in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 16 km from Veauche

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Veauche 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 Veauche in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 16 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 32 km.

Veauche, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide


at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Malleval guide


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

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

See Ambert guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 47 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

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Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

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

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century, a cathedral,...

See Lyon Old Town guide


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

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and restaurants that you...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

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

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century architecture and upmarket shops...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


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

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

See Theize guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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Markets in and near Veauche

Market days in Veauche: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Veauche: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (4km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (8km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (10km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (12km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (15km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)

More information about Veauche, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Veauche, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (45km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (4km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (16km)
  • Ambert (42km)
  • Trevoux (57km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (47km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (33km)
  • Parc de Gerland (49km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (51km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (30km)
  • Oeillon Crest (32km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (24km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (32km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (51km)

Geography and distances

Veauche is in the eastern-center of France at 16 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Veauche is 394 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Veauche

Canton: Saint-Galmier

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42340

Distance to Veauche

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 394 km

from Calais: 625 km

from Nice: 314 km

from Bordeaux: 389 km

from Strasbourg: 426 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andrezieux-Boutheon, Bonson, Chamboeuf, Craintilleux, Cuzieu, Rivas, Saint-Bonnet-les-Oules, Saint-Cyprien, Saint-Galmier, Unias and Veauchette.

This page in French: Visiter Veauche