Taponas tourism and travel guide

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Visit Taponas: highlights and tourist information

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Taponas 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 41 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Taponas is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Belleville at 2 km and Solutre-Pouilly at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Taponas, 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 Taponas 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 Taponas

Markets in and near Taponas

  • Belleville: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (4km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (7km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (16km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (18km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (20km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (20km)

More information about Taponas, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Taponas, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Taponas.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (44km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (20km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (33km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (36km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (7km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (20km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (34km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (39km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (41km)
  • Parc de Gerland (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (20km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (37km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (39km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (46km)
  • Seille (Saône) (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (20km)
  • Vonnas (20km)
  • Ecully (39km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (39km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Taponas

Canton: Belleville

Arrondissement: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69220

Distance to Taponas

from Lyon (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 578 km

from Nice: 333 km

from Bordeaux: 440 km

from Strasbourg: 354 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Taponas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleville, Corcelles-en-Beaujolais, Drace, Genouilleux, Guereins, Lancie, Mogneneins, Montceaux, Montmerle-sur-Saone, Peyzieux-sur-Saone, Saint-Jean-d'Ardieres and Thoissey.

This page in French: Visiter Taponas