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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

Noirétable, a town of about 1800 inhabitants in the heart of the Monts du Forez is a choke point between the Rhône -Alpes and Auvergne. It is a welcoming town that is growing and is becoming the engine of the mountains of Drill. The town is a member of the Community of Municipalities of Upper Mountain Drill Drill and also to the Country and Regional Park Livradois Drill.

Infrastructure (schools, college forest, police, nursing home, train station, medical center...), its utility as well ( home services ), private ( trade, crafts...), its business and its Casino, make an independent and autonomous market town.

30 associations that exist in the town are a sign of friendliness, August 15 holiday, highlight of village life allows everyone to come together and work together.

This tourist site, as the leisure of the Plan d'Eau de la Roche, the monastery of the Hermitage, forests and hiking trails are great assets. The welcome from its people is recognized and appreciated by those new to the village.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.8167640 (N 45° 49’ 0”)
Longitude3.7664200 (E 3° 45’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 656m to 1351m
Surface area40.34 km²
Population1750 inhabitants
Density43 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (88 km, 58 min)
Insee code42159
IntercommunalityCC des Montagnes du Haut Forez
TerritoryLyonnais, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Cervières4.4 km (8 min)
Saint-Julien-la-Vêtre5.3 km (5 min)
Saint-Jean-la-Vêtre5.7 km (10 min)
Les Salles6.5 km (7 min)
Saint-Priest-la-Vêtre7.2 km (8 min)
Champoly9.4 km (9 min)
Viscomtat9.8 km (13 min)
Chabreloche9.8 km (9 min)
Vollore-Montagne10.5 km (13 min)
Saint-Didier-sur-Rochefort10.8 km (13 min)
Saint-Thurin10.8 km (10 min)
Arconsat12.2 km (14 min)
La Côte-en-Couzan12.9 km (17 min)
La Chamba13.3 km (17 min)
La Chambonie13.5 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

For relaxation and nature side, you can go hiking on one of the many trails through Noirétable and forests that hide many treasures. You can also take a ride on the side of the water for a swim in July and August, or a fishing trip.

For entertainment side, go to the Casino! The chance may be with you.

For discovery, nothing better than a round side in the same village Noirétable. You can discover his church in the fifteenth - seventeenth century, the House of Local History located at City Hall, and the wash of Conche renovated by Aqua Petra association. If you want a little height, you can also walk on the side of Notre- Dame de l'Hermitage.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Every Saturday morning market in the town of Noirétable.

The weekend of August 15: Feast of the village with gourmet market, entertainment, parade...

Every 2 years since 2008, in May : Festival Stunned The Trunks : 2 days, highlighting the wood of the forest, with permanent stalls sculptor, artisans, turner. Concerts, shows, dress parade wooden...


Tuesday 26 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 17°C
Wednesday 27 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 22°C
Thursday 28 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 23°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Cervières : charming medieval village with its church of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Heritage Trail will make you discover Renaissance facades, stalls, doors Gothic remains of fortifications, houses local history, Calvary Chapel...

House Grenadières to Cervieres : Since 1886, the inhabitants of the township of Noirétable are handed a rare and little known trade : the embroidery with gold thread. These ladies running series emblem of the police and firefighters, " Grenada ".

Col de la Loge : Discover bogs and moors in the Haut -Forez. Known as " sensitive natural area " by the General Council, to 1253 m above sea level, it offers a unique environment in its diversity. On site hiking whose GR3, and in winter, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding.

Pele peak, which rises to 1,348 m above sea level and offers a unique view of all the mountains of Upper Drill.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArconsat (8 km)
Laberge chocolate and biscuit factory tour
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Polgues (19.8 km)
See carthorses at work
Culture and education1 € to 5 € Le Mayet-de-Montagne (29 km)
Tour of a manual woodturning workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArlanc (44 km)
Visit of a craft biscuit factory
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Rémy-de-Chargnat (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Villages of the Côte Roannaise
Car itineraryEasy4h00Cordelle (27 km)
Rilly Castle Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Cordelle (27 km)
Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice, Pêt d'Âne and La Roche Castle
Car itineraryEasy5h00Cordelle (27 km)
Mars Peninsula
HikeEasy3h00Cordelle (27 km)
Henriette's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Auzelles (31 km)


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