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Echalas tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vienne (town) at 13 km from Echalas

Visit Echalas: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vienne (town) at 13 km and Pelussin at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Echalas, 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 Echalas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 13 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


at 19 km (direction south), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Eveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Anse guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 44 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Theize guide

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

Map of places to visit near Echalas


Markets in and near Echalas

  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (8km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (10km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (11km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (13km)
  • Vienne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (14km)
  • Feyzin: market Sunday (17km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (18km)

More information about Echalas, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Echalas, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (21km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (22km)
  • Saint-Galmier (31km)
  • Trevoux (44km)
  • Cremieu (46km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (20km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (24km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (25km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (28km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (19km)
  • Perdrix Crest (22km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (28km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (19km)
  • Ecully (25km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (10km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (24km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (27km)

Geography and distances

Echalas is in the eastern-center of France at 25 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Echalas is 409 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Echalas

Canton: Givors

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69700

Distance to Echalas

from Lyon (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 409 km

from Calais: 636 km

from Nice: 288 km

from Bordeaux: 422 km

from Strasbourg: 408 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauneuf, Dargoire, Givors, Les Haies, Longes, Saint-Andeol-le-Chateau, Saint-Jean-de-Touslas, Saint-Romain-en-Gier, Tartaras and Treves.

This page in French: Visiter Echalas

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