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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ambert at 20 km and Olliergues at 30 km.

Verrieres-en-Forez, France: places to visit and attractions

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 has a...

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 Livradois-Forez naturel...

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at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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 major attraction...

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 natural park...

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Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Loire department

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

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 centre with...

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 open to...

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, passing an...

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 the roman...

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 by Le...

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 in the...

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 medieval castle...

See Chateldon guide

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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