Saint-Genis-Laval tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Genis-Laval in Rhone

Photo is of Lyon Old Town at 8 km from Saint-Genis-Laval

Visit Saint-Genis-Laval: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions Book a visit

Saint-Genis-Laval 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-Laval in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon Old Town at 8 km and Lyon at 8 km.

Saint-Genis-Laval, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 8 km (direction north-east)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 8 km (direction north-east)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 8 km (direction north-east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Eveux guide
Advertisement (place your advert here)
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 20 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Anse guide


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

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

See Trevoux guide


at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Theize guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-west)

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

See Oingt guide


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

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

See Malleval guide


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

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

See Cremieu guide


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

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

See Dombes guide

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

Arrange a visit to Saint-Genis-Laval

Organise your visit using the options shown...

Hotels in Saint-Genis-Laval best prices


For great prices on car hire throughout France and Corsica please visit our recommended partner at

Map of places to visit near Saint-Genis-Laval


Markets in and near Saint-Genis-Laval

  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (2km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (3km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (4km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (4km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Feyzin: market Sunday (6km)
  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Lyon: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (9km)

More information about Saint-Genis-Laval, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Genis-Laval, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (4km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (27km)
  • Trevoux (27km)
  • Cremieu (36km)
  • Saint-Galmier (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (7km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (8km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (8km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (11km)
  • 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 (11km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (17km)
  • Oeillon Crest (36km)
  • Perdrix Crest (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (9km)
  • Chaponnay (13km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (10km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (16km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (23km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Genis-Laval is in the eastern-center of France at 8 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genis-Laval is 397 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genis-Laval

Canton: Saint-Genis-Laval

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69230

Distance to Saint-Genis-Laval

from Lyon (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 397 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 296 km

from Bordeaux: 431 km

from Strasbourg: 391 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brignais, Chaponost, Charly, Craponne, Feyzin, Francheville, Irigny, La Mulatiere, Orlienas, Oullins, Pierre-Benite, Saint-Fons, Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon, Vernaison and Vourles.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genis-Laval


Advertise on this site - ad on this page 6 euros / pounds per year