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Ranchal tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ranchal in Rhone

Photo is of Oingt at 24 km from Ranchal

Visit Ranchal: highlights and tourist information

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Ranchal is situated in the Rhone department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 24 km and Theize at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ranchal, 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 Ranchal in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

See Oingt guide


at 27 km (direction south-east)

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour...

See Theize guide


at 27 km (direction east)

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a...

See Belleville guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Anse guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several...

See Trevoux guide


at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See Eveux guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit...

See Macon guide


at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny...

See Cluny guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque style...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide


at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ranchal


Markets in and near Ranchal

  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (7km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (9km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (19km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (27km)

More information about Ranchal, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ranchal, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (55km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (31km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (18km)
  • Trevoux (36km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (18km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (33km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (34km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (35km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (41km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (43km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (53km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (12km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (21km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (27km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (30km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (30km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (52km)
  • Parc de Gerland (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (31km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (53km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (55km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (60km)
  • Seille (Saône) (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (38km)
  • Ecully (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (45km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (53km)

Geography and distances

Ranchal is in the eastern-center of France at 53 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Ranchal is 340 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ranchal

Canton: Lamure-sur-Azergues

Arrondissement: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69470

Distance to Ranchal

from Lyon (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 340 km

from Calais: 568 km

from Nice: 352 km

from Bordeaux: 414 km

from Strasbourg: 372 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleroche, Belmont-de-la-Loire, Poule-les-Echarmeaux, Saint-Bonnet-le-Troncy, Saint-Nizier-d'Azergues, Saint-Vincent-de-Reins and Thel.

This page in French: Visiter Ranchal

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