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Visit Genas: highlights and tourist information

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Genas 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 13 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Genas is 401 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon at 13 km and Lyon Presqu'ile at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Genas, 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 Genas 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 Genas


Markets in and near Genas

Market days in Genas: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Genas: market Sunday (0km)
  • Chassieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (3km)
  • Meyzieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure: market Thursday (5km)
  • Decines-Charpieu: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Bron: market Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (7km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (11km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Heyrieux: market Friday (12km)
  • Rillieux-la-Pape: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (13km)

More information about Genas, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Genas, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (15km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Cremieu (19km)
  • Trevoux (29km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (43km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (13km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (14km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (13km)
  • Parc de Gerland (13km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (34km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (10km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (12km)
  • Oeillon Crest (49km)
  • Perdrix Crest (51km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (13km)
  • Ecully (18km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (25km)
  • Morestel (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (13km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (31km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Genas

Canton: Décines-Charpieu

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69740

Distance to Genas

from Lyon (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 401 km

from Calais: 625 km

from Nice: 288 km

from Bordeaux: 448 km

from Strasbourg: 379 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chassieu, Decines-Charpieu, Meyzieu, Pusignan, Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure, Saint-Laurent-de-Mure and Saint-Priest.

This page in French: Visiter Genas

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