Grezieu-la-Varenne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Eveux at 10 km from Grezieu-la-Varenne

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Grezieu-la-Varenne 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 Grezieu-la-Varenne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 10 km and Lyon Old Town at 12 km.

Grezieu-la-Varenne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

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Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 12 km (direction east)

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

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at 12 km (direction east)

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

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Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 12 km (direction east)

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

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at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 22 km (direction north-north-east), in the Ain department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Isere department

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

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at 37 km (direction south), in the Loire department

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

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at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

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

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at 40 km (direction north-east)

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites of interest...

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at 41 km (direction south), in the Loire department

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

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Markets in and near Grezieu-la-Varenne

  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (3km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (6km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (7km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (10km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (10km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (10km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (10km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Lyon: market every day except Monday (12km)
  • Caluire-et-Cuire: market Thursday & Saturday (13km)

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Tourist attractions near Grezieu-la-Varenne, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (10km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (22km)
  • Trevoux (22km)
  • Saint-Galmier (34km)
  • Cremieu (44km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (46km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (11km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (12km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (63km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (12km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (13km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (22km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (14km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (20km)
  • Oeillon Crest (40km)
  • Perdrix Crest (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (7km)
  • Chaponnay (23km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (7km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (13km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (24km)

Geography and distances

Grezieu-la-Varenne is in the eastern-center of France at 12 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Grezieu-la-Varenne is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grezieu-la-Varenne

Canton: Vaugneray

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69290

Distance to Grezieu-la-Varenne

from Lyon (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 615 km

from Nice: 305 km

from Bordeaux: 424 km

from Strasbourg: 391 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Grezieu-la-Varenne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brindas, Chaponost, Charbonnieres-les-Bains, Craponne, Marcy-l'Etoile, Messimy, Pollionnay, Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres, Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux, Sainte-Consorce and Vaugneray.

This page in French: Visiter Grezieu-la-Varenne