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A general view of Saint-Régis-du-Coin
A general view of Saint-Régis-du-Coin
Saint-Régis-du-Coin is located in France
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Saint-Régis-du-Coin is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Coordinates: 45°17′04″N 4°26′42″E / 45.2844°N 4.445°E / 45.2844; 4.445Coordinates: 45°17′04″N 4°26′42″E / 45.2844°N 4.445°E / 45.2844; 4.445
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Loire
Arrondissement Saint-Étienne
Canton Le Pilat
Intercommunality Monts du Pilat
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Pierre-Jean Parat
Area1 20.4 km2 (7.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 441
 • Density 22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 42280 /42 660
Elevation 977–1,302 m (3,205–4,272 ft)
(avg. 1,070 m or 3,510 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Saint-Régis-du-Coin is a commune in the Loire department in central France.


This town of the Loire, which is part of the Pilat Regional Nature Park is located 21 km from Saint-Etienne. His village is situated 1071 m above sea level, so it's a mid-mountain terrain that characterizes the town.


Because of its location in the uplands, the climate of the St. Regis-du-Coin is harsh in winter (cold and snow) but mild in summer.


The town is recent, it dates only from 1858. Its territory was created from plots taken at the town of Marlhes and Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue. Its name comes from a locality called "The Corner" located on this time, near the present town. It will add "St. Regis" to forgive, as is the oral tradition, poor reception given to someone who would become St. John Francis Regis. Making it the only town in France to carry the name of this apostle of Velay and Vivarais.

Sites and Monuments[edit]

  • The bog s of Gimel.
Bogs of Gimel are a protected site, because they are the largest wetland of the Natural Park of Pilat. Rectangular pits are the mark of a former exploitation, as the hydraulic network witness of the necessary drainage.
  • Mount Chaussitre


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