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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

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
Treetop adventure trail in the Pilat
Sports sensations18 € Pélussin
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (18.1 km)
Discover the Ogier distillery
Local flavours0 € to 20 € Moras-en-Valloire (29 km)
Natural perfume-making workshop
Arts and Crafts69 € Lyon (39 km)
Salva Terra Medieval Park
Culture and education13 € Haute-Rivoire (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Point N° 1 : introduction
HikeIntermediate1h25Mornant (22 km)
Wine trails at the heart of the vineyards
HikeEasy1h30Millery (25 km)
Le grand tour
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic5h35Thurins (29 km)
Circuit de bénévent
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Vaugneray (36 km)
Towers Trail
HikeEasy1h30Tournon-sur-Rhône (41 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals