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Visit Genay: highlights and tourist information

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Genay 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 15 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Genay is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Trevoux at 7 km and Anse at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Genay, 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 Genay 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 Genay


Markets in and near Genay

  • Neuville-sur-Saone: market Friday (2km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (9km)
  • Rillieux-la-Pape: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (10km)
  • Anse: market Friday (11km)
  • Caluire-et-Cuire: market Thursday & Saturday (11km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (11km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (12km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (12km)

More information about Genay, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Genay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (19km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (46km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (7km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (26km)
  • Cremieu (37km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (42km)
  • Saint-Galmier (53km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (15km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (16km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (13km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (13km)
  • Parc de Gerland (15km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (21km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (12km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (13km)
  • Roche de Solutré (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (15km)
  • Chaponnay (31km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (36km)
  • Vonnas (37km)
  • Macon (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (13km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (25km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (44km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Genay

Canton: Neuville-sur-Saône

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69730

Distance to Genay

from Lyon (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 310 km

from Bordeaux: 439 km

from Strasbourg: 371 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Albigny-sur-Saone, Cailloux-sur-Fontaines, Chasselay, Civrieux, Curis-Au-Mont-d'Or, Fleurieu-sur-Saone, Fontaines-Saint-Martin, Massieux, Montanay, Neuville-sur-Saone, Parcieux, Poleymieux-Au-Mont-d'Or, Quincieux, Reyrieux, Saint-Germain-Au-Mont-d'Or, Saint-Jean-de-Thurigneux and Trevoux.

This page in French: Visiter Genay

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