Bessenay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Eveux at 7 km from Bessenay

Visit Bessenay: highlights and tourist information

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Bessenay is situated in the Rhone department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bessenay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 7 km and Bagnols at 16 km.

Bessenay, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Eveux guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to explore in...

See Bagnols guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages in the...

See Oingt guide


at 22 km (direction north-east)

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at its importance...

See Anse guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 23 km (direction east)

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century, a cathedral,...

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at 23 km (direction east)

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and restaurants that you...

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Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 23 km (direction east)

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century architecture and upmarket shops...

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at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying testament to...

See Trevoux guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make it one of...

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at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures, the cathedral and the...

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites of interest...

See Belleville guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among the highlights when...

See Pelussin guide


at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and bird-watching...

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Map of places to visit near Bessenay


Markets in and near Bessenay

  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (5km)
  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (16km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (17km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (18km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (19km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (20km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (20km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Bessenay, France

What to do at Bessenay? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bessenay.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (21km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (17km)
  • Trevoux (25km)
  • Saint-Galmier (27km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (50km)
  • Charlieu (52km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (21km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (23km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (52km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (22km)
  • Parc de Gerland (23km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (23km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (24km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (30km)
  • Oeillon Crest (43km)
  • Perdrix Crest (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (18km)
  • Chaponnay (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (5km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (24km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (25km)

Geography and distances

Bessenay is in the eastern-center of France at 23 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Bessenay is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessenay

Canton: Arbresle

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69690

Distance to Bessenay

from Lyon (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 315 km

from Bordeaux: 414 km

from Strasbourg: 395 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bessenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bibost, Brullioles, Brussieu, Chevinay, Courzieu, Eveux, Sain-Bel, Saint-Julien-sur-Bibost, Saint-Pierre-la-Palud, Savigny and Sourcieux-les-Mines.

This page in French: Visiter Bessenay