Craponne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Craponne: highlights and tourist information

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Craponne 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: Craponne is 389 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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Craponne, 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 Craponne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Craponne

Markets in and near Craponne

Market days in Craponne: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (4km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (5km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (7km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (8km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (9km)
  • Lyon: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Caluire-et-Cuire: market Thursday & Saturday (11km)

More information about Craponne, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Craponne, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (7km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (22km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (24km)
  • Saint-Galmier (36km)
  • Cremieu (41km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (41km)

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 (11km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (22km)
  • 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 (12km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (18km)
  • Oeillon Crest (40km)
  • Perdrix Crest (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (5km)
  • Chaponnay (21km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (10km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (11km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (24km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Craponne

Canton: Vaugneray

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69290

Distance to Craponne

from Lyon (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 303 km

from Bordeaux: 427 km

from Strasbourg: 390 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brindas, Champagne-Au-Mont-d'Or, Chaponost, Charbonnieres-les-Bains, Ecully, Francheville, Grezieu-la-Varenne, Marcy-l'Etoile, Messimy, Pollionnay, Saint-Genis-Laval, Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres, Sainte-Consorce, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune and Vaugneray.

This page in French: Visiter Craponne