Genilac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Genilac: highlights and tourist information

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Genilac 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 19 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Genilac is 404 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Genilac

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)

More information about Genilac, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Genilac, France

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


  • 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)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Genilac

Canton: Rive-de-Gier

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-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