Chaponost tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chaponost: highlights and tourist information

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Chaponost is situated in the Rhone department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 9 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Chaponost is 394 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon Old Town at 9 km and Lyon at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chaponost, 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 Chaponost in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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Map of places to visit near Chaponost

Markets in and near Chaponost

Market days in Chaponost: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Chaponost: market Sunday (0km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (4km)
  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (5km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (6km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Lyon: market every day except Monday (10km)
  • Feyzin: market Sunday (10km)

More information about Chaponost, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chaponost, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chaponost.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (6km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (24km)
  • Trevoux (26km)
  • Saint-Galmier (36km)
  • Cremieu (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (8km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (9km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (9km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (12km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (27km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (12km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (19km)
  • Oeillon Crest (37km)
  • Perdrix Crest (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (8km)
  • Chaponnay (17km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (11km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (12km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (22km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chaponost

Canton: Saint-Genis-Laval

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69630

Distance to Chaponost

from Lyon (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 394 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 299 km

from Bordeaux: 427 km

from Strasbourg: 392 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brignais, Brindas, Craponne, Francheville, Grezieu-la-Varenne, La Mulatiere, Messimy, Orlienas, Oullins, Saint-Genis-Laval, Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres, Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, Soucieu-en-Jarrest, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune and Vourles.

This page in French: Visiter Chaponost