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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

Ambierle - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

Geographical information

Latitude46.1041780 (N 46° 6’ 15”)
Longitude3.8956700 (E 3° 53’ 44”)
AltitudeFrom 297m to 843m
Surface area30.76 km²
Population1862 inhabitants
Density60 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (95 km, 1h14)
Insee code42003
IntercommunalityCA Roannais Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Changy5.9 km (8 min)
Saint-Haon-le-Vieux5.9 km (9 min)
Saint-Forgeux-Lespinasse6.3 km (11 min)
Saint-Germain-Lespinasse6.9 km (9 min)
Saint-Haon-le-Châtel7 km (10 min)
Saint-Bonnet-des-Quarts7.7 km (13 min)
Renaison8.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Rirand9.9 km (17 min)
La Pacaudière10.1 km (11 min)
Le Crozet10.6 km (14 min)
Saint-Romain-la-Motte10.7 km (15 min)
Saint-André-d'Apchon10.9 km (12 min)
Noailly12.4 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Alice Tavern Museum: The museum Alice Tavern (named after its creator) presents the daily life and traditions of Roanne and Drill in the 19th and 20th centuries. Through its many reconstructions and its themed rooms (on 1000 m²), you will discover all the facets that reflect the golden age of campaigns between 1840 and 1950. On the second floor (140 m²) of themed exhibitions are presented in season. The Museum Tavern Alice was recognized by the Direction des Musées de France in 1982.

Ambierle Book Village is since April 2007. It was inaugurated under the patronage of Michel Granger, Mazarine Pingeot and Jean-Paul Delfino. Book shops, art galleries, crafts workshops for the book are open year-round.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Procurement of Books, comics and Image: 2nd Sunday of January, April, May, June, July, August, September and October.


Village character of Ambierle
Village character of Ambierle
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Church glazed tiles and statues
Church glazed tiles and statues
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Grocery Village Tavern Museum Alice
Grocery Village Tavern Museum Alice
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Book Market
Book Market
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

On Ambierle, it is advisable to make the circuit of the villages of the Côte Roannaise, growing zone. These medieval villages all have a special character and charm.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArconsat (28 km)
Carriage ride in South Burgundy
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 390 € Tancon (29 km)
Whitewater rafting on the Allier
Sports sensations20 € Vichy (36 km)
Knife-making workshop tour
Arts and CraftsFreeThiers (39 km)
Buy beef straight from the farm
Local flavours118 € Saint-Julien-de-Civry (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Villages of the Côte Roannaise
Car itineraryEasy4h00Cordelle (22 km)
Rilly Castle Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Cordelle (22 km)
Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice, Pêt d'Âne and La Roche Castle
Car itineraryEasy5h00Cordelle (22 km)
Mars Peninsula
HikeEasy3h00Cordelle (22 km)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marcigny (22 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals