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Chavanay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Malleval at 3 km from Chavanay

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Chavanay is situated in the Loire 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 Chavanay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Malleval at 3 km and Pelussin at 4 km.

Chavanay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Malleval guide


at 4 km (direction west)

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

See Pelussin guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 17 km (direction north-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
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Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Isere department

The village of St Antoine l'Abbaye, best known for its abbey complex,...

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide

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Markets in and near Chavanay

  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (6km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (7km)
  • Roussillon: market Wednesday & Sunday (8km)
  • Serrieres: market Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Rambert-d'Albon: market Friday (15km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Vienne: market Saturday (16km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (16km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Chavanay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (35km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (33km)
  • Saint-Galmier (38km)
  • Cremieu (53km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (12km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (39km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (39km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (42km)
  • Jardin japonais (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (10km)
  • Perdrix Crest (13km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (42km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (28km)
  • Ecully (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (19km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (39km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (42km)

Geography and distances

Chavanay is in the eastern-center of France at 27 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Chavanay is 423 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chavanay

Canton: Pélussin

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42410

Distance to Chavanay

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 423 km

from Calais: 651 km

from Nice: 276 km

from Bordeaux: 422 km

from Strasbourg: 420 km

Getting here

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

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bessey, Chuyer, Clonas-sur-Vareze, Condrieu, Le Peage-de-Roussillon, Les Roches-de-Condrieu, Lupe, Maclas, Malleval, Pavezin, Pelussin, Roisey, Roussillon, Saint-Alban-du-Rhone, Saint-Clair-du-Rhone, Saint-Maurice-l'Exil, Saint-Michel-sur-Rhone, Saint-Pierre-de-Boeuf, Saint-Prim and Verin.

This page in French: Visiter Chavanay


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