Farnay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Farnay: highlights and tourist information

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Farnay is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Farnay is 411 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 11 km and Malleval at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Farnay, 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 Farnay 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 Loire

Map of places to visit near Farnay

Markets in and near Farnay

  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (2km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (3km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (7km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (14km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (15km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (16km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (17km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (17km)

More information about Farnay, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Farnay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (31km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (19km)
  • Saint-Galmier (24km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (34km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (35km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (11km)
  • Perdrix Crest (12km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (38km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (30km)
  • Ecully (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (6km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (29km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Farnay

Canton: Grand-Croix

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42320

Distance to Farnay

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 411 km

from Calais: 640 km

from Nice: 290 km

from Bordeaux: 412 km

from Strasbourg: 418 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cellieu, Chagnon, Chateauneuf, La Grand-Croix, La Terrasse-sur-Dorlay, Lorette, Pavezin, Rive-de-Gier, Saint-Martin-la-Plaine and Saint-Paul-en-Jarez.

This page in French: Visiter Farnay