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Chaponnay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vienne (town) at 12 km from Chaponnay

Visit Chaponnay: highlights and tourist information

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

Tourist classifications for Chaponnay include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Vienne (town) at 12 km and Lyon at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chaponnay, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chaponnay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 12 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide


at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 16 km (direction north-west)

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 16 km (direction north-west)

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in France, Cremieu also...

See Cremieu guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall...

See Pelussin guide


at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages...

See Malleval guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette...

See Eveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to...

See Perouges guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 38 km (direction north-west)

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains...

See Anse guide


at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for...

See Dombes guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is...

See Palais Ideal guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Rhone

Map of places to visit near Chaponnay


Markets in and near Chaponnay

  • Feyzin: market Sunday (8km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure: market Thursday (10km)
  • Heyrieux: market Friday (10km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Bron: market Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Vienne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Genas: market Sunday (13km)
  • Chassieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (14km)

More information about Chaponnay, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chaponnay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (14km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (16km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (16km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (16km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (18km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (18km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (20km)
  • Oeillon Crest (36km)
  • Perdrix Crest (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (20km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (35km)
  • Morestel (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (18km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (29km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (29km)

Geography and distances

Chaponnay is in the eastern-center of France at 16 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Chaponnay is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chaponnay

Canton: Saint-Symphorien-d'Ozon

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69970

Distance to Chaponnay

from Lyon (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 634 km

from Nice: 283 km

from Bordeaux: 440 km

from Strasbourg: 392 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chuzelles, Corbas, Luzinay, Marennes, Mions, Saint-Just-Chaleyssin, Simandres, Toussieu and Villette-de-Vienne.

This page in French: Visiter Chaponnay

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