Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres 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-les-Ollieres in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon Old Town at 9 km and Lyon at 9 km.

Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres, 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 9 km (direction east)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Eveux guide
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at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Anse guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Oingt guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 28 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

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

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

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at 38 km (direction south), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Perouges guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Belleville guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres

  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (1km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (5km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (5km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (8km)
  • Lyon: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (9km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Caluire-et-Cuire: market Thursday & Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (8km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (21km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (25km)
  • Saint-Galmier (37km)
  • Cremieu (41km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (44km)
  • Charlieu (62km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (8km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (9km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (9km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (10km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (21km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (34km)

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 (18km)
  • Oeillon Crest (41km)
  • Perdrix Crest (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (5km)
  • Chaponnay (22km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (10km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (10km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (26km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres is in the eastern-center of France at 9 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres

Canton: Vaugneray

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69290

Distance to Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres

from Lyon (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 615 km

from Nice: 304 km

from Bordeaux: 427 km

from Strasbourg: 389 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brindas, Champagne-Au-Mont-d'Or, Chaponost, Charbonnieres-les-Bains, Craponne, Dardilly, Ecully, Francheville, Grezieu-la-Varenne, Marcy-l'Etoile, Pollionnay, Sainte-Consorce, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune and Vaugneray.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genis-les-Ollieres


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