Villerest tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Semur-en-Brionnais at 30 km from Villerest

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Villerest 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 Villerest in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Semur-en-Brionnais at 30 km and Anzy-le-Duc at 37 km.

Villerest, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction ), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 37 km (direction ), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the Priory...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


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

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

See Chateldon guide


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

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

See Thiers guide
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at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Lapalisse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 45 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide


at 45 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Courpiere guide


at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Olliergues is a small village with an unspoiled historic centre in the...

See Olliergues guide


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

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

See Eveux guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Allier department

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

See Vichy guide


at 54 km (direction south-south-west), in the Puy-de-Dome department

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

See Ambert guide


at 69 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny...

See Cluny guide

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Map of places to visit near Villerest


Markets in and near Villerest

  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (22km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (25km)
  • Boen: market Thursday (28km)
  • Noiretable: market Saturday (29km)
  • Le Mayet-de-Montagne: market Monday (30km)
  • Marcigny: market Monday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Villerest, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Aulteribe Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (21km)
  • Lapalisse (42km)
  • Saint-Galmier (50km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (19km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (31km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (40km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (63km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (39km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (40km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (51km)

Geography and distances

Villerest is in the eastern-center of France at 68 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Villerest is 343 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villerest

Canton: Roanne-Sud

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42300

Distance to Villerest

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 68 km

from Paris: 343 km

from Calais: 574 km

from Nice: 360 km

from Bordeaux: 382 km

from Strasbourg: 402 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Commelle-Vernay, Cordelle, Le Coteau, Lentigny, Ouches, Parigny, Pouilly-les-Nonains, Riorges, Roanne, Saint-Cyr-de-Favieres, Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire, Saint-Leger-sur-Roanne and Saint-Vincent-de-Boisset.

This page in French: Visiter Villerest


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