Villemontais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villemontais in Loire

Photo is of Chateldon at 33 km from Villemontais

Visit Villemontais: highlights and tourist information

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Villemontais 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 Villemontais in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateldon at 33 km and Semur-en-Brionnais at 33 km.

Villemontais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 33 km (direction west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Chateldon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit the Chateau de...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-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 39 km (direction north-west), in the Allier department

The renaissance style Chateau de la Palice, its internal decorations and its gardens are...

See Lapalisse guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory of Anzy-le-Duc...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


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

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

See Courpiere guide


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

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the Livradois-Forez naturel...

See Olliergues guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

The spa town of Vichy is best known for its bottled water and as...

See Vichy guide


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

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

See Oingt guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-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 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Billom guide


at 65 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Sauxillanges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 69 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Usson guide

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Markets in and near Villemontais

  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (23km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (24km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (25km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (27km)
  • Saint-Remy-sur-Durolle: market Sunday (29km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (31km)

More information about Villemontais, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Villemontais, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (26km)
  • Lapalisse (39km)
  • Saint-Galmier (52km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (55km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (33km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (39km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (42km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (43km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (43km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Villemontais is in the eastern-center of France at 69 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Villemontais is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villemontais

Canton: Roanne-Sud

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42155

Distance to Villemontais

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 69 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 574 km

from Nice: 364 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 407 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcon, Bully, Cherier, Lentigny, Ouches, Saint-Alban-les-Eaux, Saint-Andre-D'Apchon and Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire.

This page in French: Visiter Villemontais