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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Loire

Altitude: from 422 to 656 m

Area of the town: 858 acres

Population: 8 431 inhabitants (the "Unieutaires)

Unieux owes its development to implementation, in the 19th century by Jacob Holtzer, a factory manufacturing steel of very high quality.

Now converted to the crisis of the single industry in diversified activities, Unieux exploits all the qualities of its exceptional natural environment.

At the gates of the gorges of the Loire, on the edge of the water Grangent, with its bold Bicentennial Bridge, benefiting from the presence of a Nature Reserve Volunteer of 330 hectares, it offers its residents a unique quality of life.

The renovation of the hamlet of Echandi, the mill of the Fenderie and various ongoing projects allow development activities related to tourism and recreation nearby.

Geographical information

Latitude45.4058200 (N 45° 24’ 21”)
Longitude4.2687120 (E 4° 16’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 422m to 656m
Surface area8.58 km²
Population9122 inhabitants
Density1063 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Etienne (7.3 mi, 19 min)
Insee code42316
IntercommunalitySai Métropole
TerritoryLyonnais, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Fraisses2 mi (9 min)
Firminy2.3 mi (9 min)
Saint-Paul-en-Cornillon2.8 mi (8 min)
Caloire3 mi (9 min)
Roche-la-Molière3.7 mi (9 min)
Saint-Ferréol-d'Auroure4.9 mi (14 min)
Aurec-sur-Loire5.4 mi (12 min)
Chambles5.7 mi (16 min)
Le Chambon-Feugerolles6 mi (12 min)
Saint-Maurice-en-Gourgois6 mi (14 min)
Saint-Genest-Lerpt6.5 mi (16 min)
Pont-Salomon6.5 mi (18 min)
Saint-Just-Malmont7 mi (16 min)
La Ricamarie7.8 mi (15 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities


Bourg d'Unieux
Bourg d'Unieux
See photo


Sunday 23 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Monday 24 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C
Tuesday 25 april
Min. 8°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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 (17.9 mi)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (20 mi)
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (22 mi)
Larch wood boat ride on the Rhône
Nature and the great outdoors12 € to 30 € Vienne (30 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy25 minPomeys (17.3 mi)
Montpeloux basaltic organs - Cascades du Creux de l'Oulette
HikeIntermediate3h30Saillant (17.5 mi)
Trees and legends in the Loire gorges
HikeEasy45 minRetournac (18.1 mi)
Yssingeaux Pur Suc - Saint-Roch Hill
HikeEasy1h30Yssingeaux (19.5 mi)
Land of legends
Car itineraryEasy2h00Vorey (23 mi)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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