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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

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Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire
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Located in the heart of the Pilat Park, the beautiful village of Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez is the only village in France where the monastery has been transformed into a village inhabited. Some homes are located within the fortified walls and are spread over two seats. These two parts are joined by a very long corridor serving Lane. Church and monuments to explore, a tour is carried out if desired. A stone tunnel allows you to leave the chamber and lead to the creek that runs throughout. Within these walls, one feels the weight of the history of St. Croix.

Nearby you will find excellent cheeses and farm produce.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySainte-Croix-en-Jarez
Postcode42800
Tourism label
Latitude45.4796900 (N 45° 28’ 47”)
Longitude4.6462750 (E 4° 38’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 349m to 955m
Surface area12.05 km²
Population449 inhabitants
Density37 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (34 km, 36 min)
Insee code42210
IntercommunalityCA de Saint Etienne Métropole
DepartmentLoire
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Pavezin3.6 km (5 min)
Longes5.8 km (14 min)
La Terrasse-sur-Dorlay8.4 km (18 min)
Rive-de-Gier8.8 km (15 min)
La Chapelle-Villars10.1 km (17 min)
Chuyer10.3 km (17 min)
Châteauneuf11.3 km (19 min)
Saint-Martin-la-Plaine12.5 km (21 min)
Genilac12.8 km (21 min)
Trèves13 km (25 min)
Les Haies13 km (25 min)
Doizieux13.2 km (22 min)
Lorette13.2 km (22 min)
Farnay13.9 km (26 min)

Things to see and do

Visit the monastery.

Events and festivities

The Feast of Pentecost, Whit Sunday.

Photos

Chartreuse
Chartreuse
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Outdoor Speaker
Outdoor Speaker
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Weather

Thursday 2 july
Min. 20°C - Max. 34°C
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Friday 3 july
Min. 23°C - Max. 35°C
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Saturday 4 july
Min. 24°C - Max. 36°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Several hiking trails are marked and depart from Holy Cross with a journey through mountains and forest Pilat.

It is a relay point and pause for many riders who spin on Pavezin.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Treetop adventure trail in the Pilat
Sports sensations18 € Pélussin (7.6 km)
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (25 km)
Salva Terra Medieval Park
Culture and education13 € Haute-Rivoire (32 km)
Natural perfume-making workshop
Culture and education69 € Lyon (34 km)
Discover the Ogier distillery
Local flavours0 € to 20 € Moras-en-Valloire (34 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Point N° 1 : introduction
HikeIntermediate1h25Mornant (15.6 km)
Wine trails at the heart of the vineyards
HikeEasy1h30Millery (19.9 km)
Le grand tour
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic5h35Thurins (22 km)
Circuit de bénévent
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Vaugneray (29 km)
Towers Trail
HikeEasy1h30Tournon-sur-Rhône (48 km)

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