The national capital Paris is located 190 miles (306 kilometers) north of Saint-Prix, while Lyon is 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the southeast.
Do-it-yourself travelers will love leaving behind the tourist trail and visiting the other towns and cities in this fascinating region. While in the region, visit the Hall des Sources and Grand Etablissement Thermal in and around Vichy, roughly 13 miles (21 kilometers) to the northeast of Saint-Prix.
Roanne is 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Saint-Prix. This center contains a some great visitor attractions, including Clinique du Renaison, Municipal Theatre of Roanne and Centre Hospitalier De Roanne. Halle Des Sports Andre Vacheresse and Le Scarabee are just a sample of the other interesting sights in Roanne that should be high on every visitor's list.
Step into the past while you are in the area. Take the time to visit one of the traditional villages for which this part of the world is famous.
When you hear the call to adventure, do as the locals do and spend a few hours hiking or horse riding.
Culinary traditions are an integral part of any culture and a great way to get a feel for a region. Mushrooms and also truffles are commonly used in local dishes here. All-time favorite meals include tripoux (tripe 'parcels' in savoury sauce) and truffade (sautéed potatoes with garlic and cheese), but there are many more interesting meal options for foodies. Don't consider that a meal is finished without a couple of glasses of wine? Try Chardonnay or Gamay, some favourites.
When it's finally time to pack your suitcase and say "Au revoir / À bientôt", you'll have many photos, mementos and memories to last a lifetime.