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Charentay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charentay in Rhone

Photo is of Belleville at 6 km from Charentay

Visit Charentay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Belleville at 6 km and Theize at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Charentay, 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 Charentay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Belleville guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when...

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-west)

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

See Oingt guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Anse guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide


at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a...

See Macon guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Eveux guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in...

See Cluny guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lyon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charentay


Markets in and near Charentay

  • Belleville: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (7km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Anse: market Friday (18km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (19km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (22km)

Hotels near Charentay

More information about Charentay, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Charentay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (42km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (24km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (18km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (22km)
  • Charlieu (40km)
  • Cremieu (60km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (34km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (38km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (43km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (54km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (4km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (16km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (29km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (37km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (37km)
  • Parc de Gerland (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (46km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (24km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (37km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (26km)
  • Vonnas (28km)
  • Ecully (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (37km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (38km)

Geography and distances

Charentay is in the eastern-center of France at 39 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Charentay is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charentay

Canton: Belleville

Arrondissement: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69220

Distance to Charentay

from Lyon (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 579 km

from Nice: 335 km

from Bordeaux: 433 km

from Strasbourg: 361 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleville, Cercie, Le Perreon, Odenas, Quincie-en-Beaujolais, Regnie-Durette, Saint-Etienne-Des-Oullieres, Saint-Etienne-la-Varenne, Saint-Georges-de-Reneins, Saint-Jean-d'Ardieres and Saint-Lager.

This page in French: Visiter Charentay

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