Genas tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lyon at 13 km from Genas

Visit Genas: highlights and tourist information

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Genas is situated in the Rhone 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 Genas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon at 13 km and Lyon Presqu\'ile at 13 km.

Genas, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 19 km (direction east), in the Isere department

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in France, Cremieu also has an...

See Cremieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to be found...

See Perouges guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying testament to...

See Trevoux guide


at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and bird-watching...

See Dombes guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Eveux guide


at 32 km (direction north-west)

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at its importance...

See Anse guide


at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the Beaujolais wine...

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages in the...

See Oingt guide


at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide

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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)

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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

Genas is in the eastern-center of France at 13 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Genas is 401 kilometres from Paris).

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