Sain-Bel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Eveux at 2 km from Sain-Bel

Visit Sain-Bel: highlights and tourist information

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Sain-Bel 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 Sain-Bel in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 2 km and Bagnols at 12 km.

Sain-Bel, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Eveux guide


at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Oingt guide
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at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Anse guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Lyon guide


at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Belleville guide


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

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

See Dombes guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures, the cathedral...

See Saint-Etienne guide

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Markets in and near Sain-Bel

Market days in Sain-Bel: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (0km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (11km)
  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (14km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (16km)
  • Anse: market Friday (16km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Lyon: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • Caluire-et-Cuire: market Thursday & Saturday (19km)

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Tourist attractions near Sain-Bel, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (19km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (20km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (22km)
  • Saint-Galmier (33km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (44km)
  • Charlieu (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (19km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (51km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (17km)
  • Parc de Gerland (20km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (20km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (21km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (14km)
  • Chaponnay (33km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (6km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (20km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (29km)

Geography and distances

Sain-Bel is in the eastern-center of France at 20 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Sain-Bel is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sain-Bel

Canton: Arbresle

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69210

Distance to Sain-Bel

from Lyon (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 606 km

from Nice: 315 km

from Bordeaux: 419 km

from Strasbourg: 390 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sain-Bel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bessenay, Bibost, Bully, Chevinay, Eveux, Fleurieux-sur-l'Arbresle, Lentilly, Nuelles, Pollionnay, Saint-Germain-sur-l'Arbresle, Saint-Pierre-la-Palud, Saint-Romain-de-Popey, Savigny and Sourcieux-les-Mines.

This page in French: Visiter Sain-Bel


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