Rhone places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Rhone department of the Rhone-Alpes. See also our detailed Rhone guide.

Rhone sightseeing and tourist information

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Anse

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at its importance 2000 years ago [...]

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Bagnols

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to explore in the Beaujolais region [...]

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Belleville

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites of interest if you are nearby [...]

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Eveux

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery designed by Le Corbusier [...]

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Lyon

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and restaurants that you would expect from one [...]

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Oingt

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages in the Beaujolais wine region [...]

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Theize

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the Beaujolais wine region [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Rhone travel guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Rhone

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Amplepuis: Tuesday
Anse: Friday
Beaujeu: Wednesday
Belleville: Tuesday
Brignais: Saturday
Bron: Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday
Caluire-et-Cuire: Thursday & Saturday
Chaponost: Sunday
Chassieu: Wednesday & Saturday
Chazay-d'Azergues: Thursday & Thursday
Condrieu: Friday
Condrieu: Monday (high season only)
Cours-la-Ville: Wednesday & Saturday & Monday
Craponne: Wednesday & Saturday
Decines-Charpieu: Tuesday & Sunday & Friday
Ecully: Thursday & Saturday
Feyzin: Sunday
Genas: Sunday
Givors: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday
La Mulatiere: Tuesday & Friday
Le Bois-d'Oingt: Tuesday
Lyon: every day except Monday
Meyzieu: Wednesday & Saturday
Mornant: Friday
Neuville-sur-Saone: Friday
Oullins: Tuesday & Thursday
Pierre-Benite: Wednesday & Sunday
Rillieux-la-Pape: Wednesday & Sunday & Friday
Sain-Bel: Saturday
Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure: Thursday
Saint-Fons: Tuesday & Saturday

Selected tourist attractions in the Rhone department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon

Parc animalier de Courzieu

Parc de la Tête d'Or

4* Towns in Bloom

Chaponnay

Ecully

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Lyon: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Parc de Gerland

Parc de la Tête d'Or

Parc du château de Laye

Religious Monuments

Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon)

Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon)

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Oingt: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Historic Lyon: Tourist guide

Aquarium

Aquarium de Lyon