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Verrieres-en-Forez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Verrieres-en-Forez in Loire

Photo is of Ambert at 20 km from Verrieres-en-Forez

Visit Verrieres-en-Forez: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 20 km and Olliergues at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Verrieres-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 Verrieres-en-Forez in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 20 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 30 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 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
La Chaise-Dieu

La Chaise-Dieu

at 36 km (direction 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 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 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 47 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 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Thiers guide


at 49 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

The principal monuments in Sauxillanges, the monastery and the castle, are not...

See Sauxillanges guide


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

The cobbled streets of Auzon wind up the hill from the river,...

See Auzon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 54 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 56 km (direction east-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-south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

See Brioude guide


at 58 km (direction north-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Verrieres-en-Forez


Markets in and near Verrieres-en-Forez

  • Montbrison: market Saturday (7km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-le-Chateau: market Friday (17km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (19km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (20km)
  • Ambert: market Thursday (20km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (21km)
  • Usson-en-Forez: market Sunday (21km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (22km)

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

Tourist attractions near Verrieres-en-Forez, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Ambert (20km)
  • Saint-Galmier (25km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (37km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (20km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col des Pradeaux (13km)
  • Bois Noirs (28km)
  • Perdrix Crest (50km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Verrieres-en-Forez is in the eastern-center of France at 34 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Verrieres-en-Forez is 386 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Verrieres-en-Forez

Canton: Montbrison

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42600

Distance to Verrieres-en-Forez

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 386 km

from Calais: 619 km

from Nice: 332 km

from Bordeaux: 367 km

from Strasbourg: 439 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bard, Chazelles-sur-Lavieu, Ecotay-l'Olme, Essertines-en-Chatelneuf, Gumieres, Lavieu, Lerigneux, Lezigneux, Margerie-Chantagret, Montbrison, Roche and Saint-Antheme.

This page in French: Visiter Verrieres-en-Forez

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