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Le Chambon-Feugerolles

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At the heart of the valley of the Ondaine at the foot of the Natural Park of Pilat, Le Chambon-Feugerolles is characterized by its economic vitality, its dynamic culture and sports, and pleasant living environment with its wooded hills, valleys and "three flowers ".

The history of the city is related to steel, iron working and metal. In the 19th century, its development follows that of coal mining in the basin Etienne. The town now has a significant industrial base and the presence of leading companies in their field.

City where sport and culture are seen as "a way of life," Le Chambon-Feugerolles offers a wide range of activities with many facilities and the presence of 130 associations, a guarantee of diversified services.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Chambon-Feugerolles
Tourism label
Latitude45.3958830 (N 45° 23’ 45”)
Longitude4.3254130 (E 4° 19’ 31”)
AltitudeFrom 464m to 849m
Surface area17.51 km²
Population12776 inhabitants
Density729 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (7.8 mi, 15 min)
Insee code42044
IntercommunalitySai Métropole
TerritoryLyonnais, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Firminy2.5 mi (11 min)
La Ricamarie3.1 mi (10 min)
Saint-Romain-les-Atheux4.4 mi (10 min)
Unieux6 mi (12 min)
Saint-Just-Malmont6 mi (14 min)
Fraisses6.1 mi (13 min)
Roche-la-Molière6.6 mi (11 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon6.8 mi (15 min)
Saint-Étienne7.2 mi (16 min)
Planfoy7.6 mi (13 min)
Saint-Ferréol-d'Auroure8.3 mi (13 min)
Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds8.5 mi (15 min)
Saint-Genest-Malifaux8.6 mi (18 min)
Caloire8.7 mi (17 min)
Villars8.9 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Architectural curiosities: cave chapel Cotatay dam and (wealth of the 20th century) Church of St. Clement of neo-classical, well Marais, shopping galleries of 30 years.

Sculptures in parks and Jean Moulin du Bouchet.

Natural Attractions: Valley Cotatay; Valley Valchérie, beech forest area classified ZNIEFF; Dubessy plateau.

Starting point for hiking trails (map available at City Hall, 6 trails).

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

Market Place Jean Jaurès on Mondays and Fridays.

March-April: (L) led to another, meetings and fashion clothing.

June: Festival of the Game

September: Forum associations or Champions Trophy (alternating).

October-June: inter-cultural season "Heart of season" (concerts in The Forge and the Cultural Space Albert Camus).

November: Festival "Les Oreilles en pointe" and Day of the Soil.

December: Christmas Market.


Thursday 20 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 21 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
Saturday 22 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Regional Natural Park of Pilat (city gate).

Gorges de la Loire.

Site of Le Corbusier Firminy.

Museums of Saint-Etienne (mining museum, art museum and Industry, Museum of Modern Art, the city of design).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Family Adventure Park by the river
Entertainment20 € La Séauve-sur-Semène (7.6 mi)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment10 € Lapte (17.2 mi)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (19.5 mi)
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (19.5 mi)
Larch wood boat ride on the Rhône
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 30 € Vienne (28 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy25 minPomeys (16.9 mi)
Trees and legends in the Loire gorges
HikeEasy45 minRetournac (19.5 mi)
Yssingeaux Pur Suc - Saint-Roch Hill
HikeEasy1h30Yssingeaux (20 mi)
Montpeloux basaltic organs - Cascades du Creux de l'Oulette
HikeIntermediate3h30Saillant (20 mi)
Walk around Devesset Lake
HikeEasy1h30Devesset (23 mi)


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