La Ricamarie is a municipality located in the southern department of the Loire and the Rhone-Alps and is part of the urban community of Saint-Etienne Métropole. La Ricamarie is established in the upper valley of the Ondaine. At the gates of Pilat and Haute-Loire. Its altitude is 580 m to City Hall. Its geographical location gives it a privileged location in the center of a communications network roads, motorways and railways.
Marked by its long mining history, La Ricamarie has made a profound change. Economically, with the establishment of five centers of craft and industrial activities that offer a wide range of businesses. In sports, cultural, social and youth, the city has a rich associational life, structures and many facilities such as sports, football, tennis, jogging track, gymnasium, hall sports, theater, library, music school, multipurpose room, crèche, day-care centers, recreation centers, childminders relay, a house of permanence and associations, a home nursing home, a place of welcome children-parents. Education is also present with three school groups, a private school, college.