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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

Located on the south bank of the Loire, this small hilltop village has a lookout from which one has a magnificent view over the river and the peninsula of March.

Geographical information

Latitude45.9026710 (N 45° 54’ 10”)
Longitude4.0250760 (E 4° 1’ 30”)
AltitudeFrom 283m to 583m
Surface area8.83 km²
Population169 inhabitants
Density19 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (67 km, 47 min)
Insee code42082
IntercommunalityCC des Vals d'Aix et Isable
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Amions4.5 km (7 min)
Saint-Polgues5 km (6 min)
Bully5.1 km (9 min)
Saint-Paul-de-Vézelin5.7 km (8 min)
Cremeaux10 km (14 min)
Souternon10.1 km (15 min)
Saint-Germain-Laval10.6 km (12 min)
Pommiers10.6 km (10 min)
Saint-Jodard11.6 km (17 min)
Cordelle12.7 km (18 min)
Saint-Julien-d'Oddes12.7 km (12 min)
Luré12.7 km (17 min)
Pinay13.3 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

Pet of the Donkey. This is the famous lookout. The name probably comes from the name of a thistle. Donkeys are they greedy? Probably.


Peninsula in March and the Loire views of the Pet Donkey
Peninsula in March and the Loire views of the Pet Donkey
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Pedestrian route through Dancé, the PET and Donkey Bully, with river views breathtaking!

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArconsat (23 km)
Discovery of the draft horse at work
Culture and education1 € to 5 € Le Mayet-de-Montagne (36 km)
Carriage ride in South Burgundy
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 390 € Tancon (36 km)
Horse ride in Green Beaujolais
Nature and the great outdoors45 € to 200 € Chamelet (37 km)
Shopping in a jewellery and decoration shop
Arts and CraftsFreeOingt (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Villages of the Côte Roannaise
Car itineraryEasy4h00Cordelle (5.4 km)
Rilly Castle Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Cordelle (5.4 km)
Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice, Pêt d'Âne and La Roche Castle
Car itineraryEasy5h00Cordelle (5.4 km)
Mars Peninsula
HikeEasy3h00Cordelle (5.4 km)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marcigny (41 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals