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Saint-Fons tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lyon at 6 km from Saint-Fons

Visit Saint-Fons: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon at 6 km and Lyon Old Town at 6 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Fons, 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 Saint-Fons in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Lyon

Lyon

at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 21 km (direction south), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide
 
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Eveux

Eveux

at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Eveux guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide
Anse

Anse

at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Anse guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bagnols guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 31 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
Theize

Theize

at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Theize guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Perouges guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

See Oingt guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 35 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Fons

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Fons

Market days in Saint-Fons: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday;

  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (2km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (4km)
  • Feyzin: market Sunday (4km)
  • Bron: market Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (5km)
  • Lyon: market every day except Monday (7km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (8km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (9km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (9km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Fons, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (4km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (27km)
  • Cremieu (31km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (32km)
  • Saint-Galmier (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (5km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (6km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (6km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (8km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (29km)
  • 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 (8km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (13km)
  • Oeillon Crest (40km)
  • Perdrix Crest (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (9km)
  • Chaponnay (11km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (8km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (20km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (27km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Fons is in the eastern-center of France at 6 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Fons is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Fons

Canton: Saint-Fons

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69190

Distance to Saint-Fons

from Lyon (prefecture): 6 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 294 km

from Bordeaux: 436 km

from Strasbourg: 387 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Fons from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bron, Corbas, Feyzin, Irigny, La Mulatiere, Oullins, Pierre-Benite, Saint-Genis-Laval, Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon and Venissieux.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Fons

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