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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

Pélussin in the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat, is located on the side Rhôdanien department of the Loire, 8 km from the Rhone Valley. This proximity and exposure to eastern and southern influence climate (10 km, Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf is the most common dry county).

Mont Pilat offers varied landscapes, from balconies and vineyards to peaks and plateaus of altitude (140 to 1432 m).

Geographical information

Latitude45.4176080 (N 45° 25’ 3”)
Longitude4.6760410 (E 4° 40’ 34”)
AltitudeFrom 240m to 1340m
Surface area32.16 km²
Population3676 inhabitants
Density114 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (42 km, 45 min)
Insee code42168
IntercommunalityCC du Pilat Rhodanien
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Roisey5.3 km (11 min)
Chavanay6.7 km (13 min)
Bessey7 km (16 min)
Chuyer7.3 km (11 min)
Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône7.5 km (13 min)
Lupé8.6 km (14 min)
Malleval8.6 km (16 min)
Maclas8.8 km (13 min)
Véranne9.5 km (14 min)
La Chapelle-Villars9.7 km (14 min)
Saint-Alban-du-Rhône10 km (19 min)
Vérin10.1 km (18 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf10.5 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (18.1 km)
Natural perfume-making workshop
Arts and Crafts69 € Lyon (39 km)
Traditional Thai well-being massage
Well-being60 € Lyon (39 km)
Private Guided Walking Tour of Lyon – 3 hours
Culture and education61 € Lyon (40 km)
Half-Day in the Beaujolais Region: Vineyard Tours & Wine Tasting
Local flavours77 € Lyon (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Point N° 1 : introduction
HikeIntermediate1h25Mornant (22 km)
Wine trails at the heart of the vineyards
HikeEasy1h30Millery (25 km)
Circuit de randonnée F : Le Moulin du Pêcher
HikeIntermediate2h50Saint-Martin-en-Haut (28 km)
Le grand tour
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic5h35Thurins (29 km)
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy45 minSaint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (29 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals