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Photo is of Pelussin at 17 km from Genilac

Visit Genilac: highlights and tourist information

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Genilac is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 17 km and Saint-Etienne at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Genilac, 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 Genilac in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Pelussin

Pelussin

at 17 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 24 km (direction east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide
 
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Eveux

Eveux

at 30 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the...

See Bagnols guide
Theize

Theize

at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of...

See Oingt guide
Anse

Anse

at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Genilac

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Markets in and near Genilac

  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (5km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (10km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (11km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (17km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (17km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Genilac, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (27km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (13km)
  • Saint-Galmier (20km)
  • Trevoux (46km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (17km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (30km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (32km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (34km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (18km)
  • Perdrix Crest (19km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (35km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

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

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (1km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (23km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Genilac is in the eastern-center of France at 19 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Genilac is 404 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genilac

Canton: Rive-de-Gier

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42800

Distance to Genilac

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 404 km

from Calais: 633 km

from Nice: 296 km

from Bordeaux: 411 km

from Strasbourg: 414 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cellieu, Chagnon, La Grand-Croix, Lorette, Rive-de-Gier, Riverie, Saint-Didier-sous-Riverie, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Martin-la-Plaine, Saint-Maurice-sur-Dargoire, Saint-Romain-en-Jarez and Sainte-Catherine.

This page in French: Visiter Genilac

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