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La Ricamarie

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

La Ricamarie - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Ricamarie
Latitude45.4044620 (N 45° 24’ 16”)
Longitude4.3724460 (E 4° 22’ 21”)
AltitudeFrom 528m to 841m
Surface area6.95 km²
Population7939 inhabitants
Density1142 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (3.4 mi, 13 min)
Insee code42183
IntercommunalitySai Métropole
TerritoryLyonnais, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Le Chambon-Feugerolles3.1 mi (10 min)
Roche-la-Molière4.2 mi (10 min)
Saint-Étienne4.9 mi (15 min)
Planfoy5.3 mi (12 min)
Firminy5.7 mi (12 min)
Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds6.2 mi (14 min)
Saint-Romain-les-Atheux6.4 mi (16 min)
Villars6.4 mi (13 min)
Fraisses6.6 mi (15 min)
Saint-Genest-Lerpt6.8 mi (13 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon7.3 mi (16 min)
Unieux7.8 mi (15 min)
L'Étrat8.1 mi (15 min)
Saint-Just-Malmont8.3 mi (17 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities


Place Raspail
Place Raspail
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Well combes
Well combes
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Area of ​​activity
Area of ​​activity
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Christmas Market
Christmas Market
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Organic Living
Organic Living
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Saturday 22 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 21°C
Sunday 23 april
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
Monday 24 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Family Adventure Park by the river
Entertainment20 € La Séauve-sur-Semène (9.3 mi)
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (17.9 mi)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment10 € Lapte (18.1 mi)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (20 mi)
Larch wood boat ride on the Rhône
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 30 € Vienne (26 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy25 minPomeys (15.9 mi)
Trees and legends in the Loire gorges
HikeEasy45 minRetournac (22 mi)
Yssingeaux Pur Suc - Saint-Roch Hill
HikeEasy1h30Yssingeaux (22 mi)
Montpeloux basaltic organs - Cascades du Creux de l'Oulette
HikeIntermediate3h30Saillant (22 mi)
Walk around Devesset Lake
HikeEasy1h30Devesset (23 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



Your holidays
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A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
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