Messimy tourism and travel guide

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Visit Messimy: highlights and tourist information

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Messimy 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: Messimy is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 14 km and Lyon Old Town at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Messimy, 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 Messimy 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 Messimy

Markets in and near Messimy

  • Chaponost: market Sunday (6km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (7km)
  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (9km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (10km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (12km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)

More information about Messimy, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Messimy, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (11km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (18km)
  • Trevoux (28km)
  • Saint-Galmier (30km)
  • Cremieu (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (13km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (15km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (15km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (17km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (28km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (41km)

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 (24km)
  • Oeillon Crest (34km)
  • Perdrix Crest (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (12km)
  • Chaponnay (22km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (8km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (17km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (18km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Messimy

Canton: Vaugneray

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69510

Distance to Messimy

from Lyon (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 422 km

from Strasbourg: 396 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brindas, Chaponost, Craponne, Grezieu-la-Varenne, Orlienas, Rontalon, Saint-Laurent-de-Vaux, Soucieu-en-Jarrest, Thurins and Vaugneray.

This page in French: Visiter Messimy