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Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice-sur-Loire - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

The little village with steep streets is just beautiful!

Geographical information

Latitude45.9673220 (N 45° 58’ 2”)
Longitude4.0007210 (E 4° 0’ 3”)
AltitudeFrom 270m to 803m
Surface area23.57 km²
Population1149 inhabitants
Density48 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (78 km, 58 min)
Insee code42239
IntercommunalityCA Roannais Agglomération

Nearest cities & towns

Lentigny4.6 km (7 min)
Ouches6.8 km (10 min)
Villerest7 km (9 min)
Villemontais7.5 km (9 min)
Bully9.5 km (15 min)
Saint-Polgues9.9 km (10 min)
Commelle-Vernay10.4 km (13 min)
Riorges10.9 km (12 min)
Saint-Alban-les-Eaux11.1 km (11 min)
Roanne12 km (15 min)
Le Coteau12.5 km (18 min)
Saint-André-d'Apchon12.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Cyr-de-Favières12.8 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

It is imperative to stop the tourist office, "the Cure", who has the keys of the small museum in the house of the Cure.

Also discover the small chapel located mid-slope, where you can admire a fresco in the thickness of the wall to a window. This fresco represents the only image of St Jacques de Compostela in the foot.

The views of the Loire are many.

Pottery workshop.

Craft art foundry.

Events and festivities

Each year, on Saturdays and Sundays from Pentecost "The Painters in the Street". Open to all lovers of painting, pastel, subject and location choice if convenience proposal works at auction on Sunday evening.


The tower
The tower
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La Loire Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice
La Loire Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice
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St. Maurice saw the other side
St. Maurice saw the other side
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArconsat (23 km)
Carriage ride in South Burgundy
Nature and the great outdoors65 € to 390 € Tancon (32 km)
Knife-making workshop tour
Arts and CraftsFreeThiers (38 km)
Horse ride in Green Beaujolais
Nature and the great outdoors45 € to 200 € Chamelet (38 km)
Salva Terra Medieval Park
Culture and education13 € Haute-Rivoire (42 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Villages of the Côte Roannaise
Car itineraryEasy4h00Cordelle (5.3 km)
Rilly Castle Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Cordelle (5.3 km)
Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice, Pêt d'Âne and La Roche Castle
Car itineraryEasy5h00Cordelle (5.3 km)
Mars Peninsula
HikeEasy3h00Cordelle (5.3 km)
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Marcigny (34 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals