Saint-Genis-Laval tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Genis-Laval: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Genis-Laval is situated in the Rhone department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 8 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genis-Laval is 397 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon Old Town at 8 km and Lyon at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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


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

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

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

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