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Sainte-Catherine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Catherine in Rhone

Photo is of Pelussin at 22 km from Sainte-Catherine

Visit Sainte-Catherine: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Catherine is situated in the Rhone department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 22 km and Saint-Etienne at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sainte-Catherine, 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 Sainte-Catherine in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 22 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures, the cathedral...

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Eveux guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 25 km (direction east-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 south-east), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bagnols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour...

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Oingt guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Anse guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Catherine


Markets in and near Sainte-Catherine

  • Mornant: market Friday (9km)
  • Rive-de-Gier: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • La Grand-Croix: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (15km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (15km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (17km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (18km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (20km)

More information about Sainte-Catherine, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Catherine, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (24km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (10km)
  • Saint-Galmier (20km)
  • Trevoux (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (23km)

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 (30km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (23km)
  • Perdrix Crest (24km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (31km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (25km)
  • Chaponnay (29km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (6km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (17km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (30km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Catherine is in the eastern-center of France at 28 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Catherine is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Catherine

Canton: Mornant

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69440

Distance to Sainte-Catherine

from Lyon (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 628 km

from Nice: 300 km

from Bordeaux: 412 km

from Strasbourg: 410 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sainte-Catherine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaussan, Genilac, Larajasse, Riverie, Saint-Andre-la-Cote, Saint-Didier-sous-Riverie, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Maurice-sur-Dargoire, Saint-Romain-en-Jarez and Saint-Sorlin.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Catherine

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