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Virigneux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Virigneux: highlights and tourist information

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Virigneux is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Virigneux is 383 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 25 km and Saint-Etienne at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Virigneux, 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 Virigneux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Virigneux


Markets in and near Virigneux

  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (6km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (11km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (11km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Veauche: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Andrezieux-Boutheon: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (20km)
  • Sury-le-Comtal: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (23km)

More information about Virigneux, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Virigneux, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (36km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (10km)
  • Saint-Galmier (11km)
  • Trevoux (43km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (37km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (39km)
  • Parc de Gerland (39km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (40km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (46km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (38km)
  • Oeillon Crest (38km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (41km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (34km)
  • Chaponnay (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (20km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (24km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (40km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Virigneux

Canton: Chazelles-sur-Lyon

Arrondissement: Montbrison

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42140

Distance to Virigneux

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 383 km

from Calais: 613 km

from Nice: 319 km

from Bordeaux: 397 km

from Strasbourg: 412 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellegarde-en-Forez, Chazelles-sur-Lyon, Grezieu-le-Marche, Haute-Rivoire, Maringes, Meys, Saint-Barthelemy-Lestra, Saint-Cyr-les-Vignes, Saint-Martin-Lestra, Salt-en-Donzy, Valeille and Viricelles.

This page in French: Visiter Virigneux

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