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Viricelles tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 24 km from Viricelles

Visit Viricelles: highlights and tourist information

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Viricelles is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 24 km and Eveux at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Viricelles, 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 Viricelles in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
 
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Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums,...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 40 km (direction south-east)

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest...

See Malleval guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south)

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Anse

Anse

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint...

See Anse guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical...

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Viricelles

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Markets in and near Viricelles

  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (2km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (8km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (11km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (19km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (22km)

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Tourist attractions near Viricelles, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (35km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (7km)
  • Saint-Galmier (8km)
  • Trevoux (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (37km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (38km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (40km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (41km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (34km)
  • Oeillon Crest (34km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (41km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (44km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (34km)
  • Chaponnay (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (20km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (21km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Viricelles is in the eastern-center of France at 24 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Viricelles is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Viricelles

Canton: Chazelles-sur-Lyon

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42140

Distance to Viricelles

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 618 km

from Nice: 315 km

from Bordeaux: 398 km

from Strasbourg: 414 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellegarde-en-Forez, Chazelles-sur-Lyon, Grezieu-le-Marche, Maringes, Meys, Pomeys, Saint-Cyr-les-Vignes, Saint-Denis-sur-Coise, Souzy and Virigneux.

This page in French: Visiter Viricelles

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