Marennes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vienne (town) at 11 km from Marennes

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Marennes 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 Marennes in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vienne (town) at 11 km and Lyon at 17 km.

Marennes, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 11 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


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

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

See Cremieu guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide


at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Eveux guide


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

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

See Trevoux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Perouges guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Anse guide


at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bagnols guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a...

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at 42 km (direction north-west)

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

See Theize guide

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Markets in and near Marennes

  • Feyzin: market Sunday (7km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Vienne: market Saturday (11km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (12km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Heyrieux: market Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure: market Thursday (12km)
  • Bron: market Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (13km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (13km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (14km)

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Tourist attractions near Marennes, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (14km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (16km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (17km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (18km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (18km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (21km)
  • Oeillon Crest (34km)
  • Perdrix Crest (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (2km)
  • Ecully (20km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (37km)
  • Morestel (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (18km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (27km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (28km)

Geography and distances

Marennes is in the eastern-center of France at 17 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Marennes is 409 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marennes

Canton: Saint-Symphorien-d'Ozon

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69970

Distance to Marennes

from Lyon (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 409 km

from Calais: 634 km

from Nice: 283 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 393 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaponnay, Chuzelles, Corbas, Feyzin, Luzinay, Mions, Saint-Symphorien-d'Ozon, Simandres, Solaize and Villette-de-Vienne.

This page in French: Visiter Marennes


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