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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

It is in the department of Loire, in region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, lies the town of Savigneux. The history of the city dates back to the Gallo-Roman era when the roads already traversed the scene. Excavations have also helped update the vestiges of that era. It was thus demonstrated that the city was home to pottery workshops. In the plain of Drill, the common Savigneux has always been an important agricultural history.

The gastronomic specialties of the city of Savigneux for example dumplings, crayfish, frog or stuffed carp found in the surrounding rivers.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.6071430 (N 45° 36’ 26”)
Longitude4.0825720 (E 4° 4’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 357m to 398m
Surface area19.19 km²
Population3414 inhabitants
Density177 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (40 km, 34 min)
Insee code42299
IntercommunalityCA Loire Forez
TerritoryLyonnais, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Montbrison2.1 km (5 min)
Écotay-l'Olme4.8 km (9 min)
Grézieux-le-Fromental6.3 km (8 min)
Champdieu6.4 km (9 min)
Saint-Thomas-la-Garde6.8 km (10 min)
Précieux6.9 km (10 min)
Bard8.6 km (14 min)
Lézigneux8.6 km (14 min)
Chalain-d'Uzore8.7 km (11 min)
Saint-Romain-le-Puy8.7 km (12 min)
Saint-Georges-Haute-Ville8.9 km (12 min)
Saint-Paul-d'Uzore9.6 km (12 min)
Pralong10.1 km (11 min)
Chalain-le-Comtal10.1 km (12 min)
L'Hôpital-le-Grand10.7 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Savigneux heritage is rich. One can discover the church of the city. Dating from the twelfth century, it is a symbol of Romanesque architecture. His frame is oak and dated 1173! Its bell tower is in stone on 3 floors and is topped with a tall spire. The statue of the Virgin which surmounts the church was chosen by bees to make their hive!

Enjoy your visit to Savigneux to discover the Forez canal. The construction of it began in 1865 and was completed in 1886 to allow to supply water to the Forez plain of the left bank of the Loire. City Savigneux also an important industrial and economic history. The channel Drill has also helped energize the Peyer mill until 1986.

The town also has a superb golf 18 holes on more than 45 hectares course both enjoyable and technique. A 70 which is open all year many competitions.

A large lake of 24 hectares, owned by the city, allows fishermen to practice this activity throughout the year.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

A Savigneux, we love the retro vehicles and especially the Citroën 2CV. The 2CV Club Drill is a dynamic association that celebrates this iconic small French car. Each month, the club organizes a monthly gathering where enthusiasts gather.

Several times a year, associations, volunteers, elected officials of the city and agents of the city organize many events that give Savigneux a pleasant atmosphere.

Iconic, the Savigneux festival takes place every summer in early July, the feast day of the city. Torchlight, petanque contest, fireworks, mini beauty contests and mini mister, this is a moment of conviviality.


Saturday 23 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 26°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of a sustainable saffron farm
Local flavours1 € to 6 € La Gimond (27 km)
Tour of a manual woodturning workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArlanc (33 km)
Laberge chocolate and biscuit factory tour
Local flavoursFreeSaint-Polgues (35 km)
Visit to a knife-maker’s workshop
Arts and CraftsFreeArconsat (41 km)
Visit to the Domaine de Prapin - Coteaux du Lyonnais
Local flavoursFreeTaluyers (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy25 minPomeys (27 km)
Villages of the Côte Roannaise
Car itineraryEasy4h00Cordelle (38 km)
Rilly Castle Circuit
HikeEasy2h00Cordelle (38 km)
Saint-Jean-Saint-Maurice, Pêt d'Âne and La Roche Castle
Car itineraryEasy5h00Cordelle (38 km)
Mars Peninsula
HikeEasy3h00Cordelle (38 km)


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Vacation rentals



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