Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere 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 Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 16 km and Bagnols at 25 km.

Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere, France: places to visit and attractions

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at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Eveux guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Oingt guide
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Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 28 km (direction east)

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

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at 28 km (direction east)

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

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Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 28 km (direction east)

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

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at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Anse guide


at 32 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


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

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

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

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

See Pelussin guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

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

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

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at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Loire department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it...

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Markets in and near Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere

  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (11km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (14km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (18km)
  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (19km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (20km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (21km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (21km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (25km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (9km)
  • Saint-Galmier (19km)
  • Trevoux (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (26km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (28km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (29km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (30km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (43km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (30km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (36km)
  • Oeillon Crest (36km)
  • Perdrix Crest (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (23km)
  • Chaponnay (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (10km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (19km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (29km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere is 385 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere

Canton: Saint-Laurent-de-Chamousset

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69610

Distance to Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere

from Lyon (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 385 km

from Calais: 614 km

from Nice: 313 km

from Bordeaux: 408 km

from Strasbourg: 403 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aveize, Brullioles, Brussieu, Duerne, Grezieu-le-Marche, Les Halles, Montromant, Saint-Clement-les-Places, Saint-Laurent-de-Chamousset, Saint-Martin-en-Haut, Sainte-Foy-l'Argentiere and Souzy.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genis-l'Argentiere


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