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Tarare tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tarare in Rhone

Photo is of Oingt at 13 km from Tarare

Visit Tarare: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 13 km and Bagnols at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tarare, 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 Tarare in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Oingt guide


at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Theize guide


at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Eveux guide


at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Anse guide


at 27 km (direction east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Belleville guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lyon guide


at 45 km (direction east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can also visit...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 54 km (direction south-east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tarare


Markets in and near Tarare

  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (16km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (21km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (22km)
  • Anse: market Friday (22km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (24km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (27km)
  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)

Hotels near Tarare

More information about Tarare, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Tarare, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (35km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (50km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (27km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (29km)
  • Saint-Galmier (35km)
  • Charlieu (36km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (34km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (36km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (21km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (29km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (35km)
  • Parc de Gerland (35km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (36km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (40km)
  • Roche de Solutré (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (30km)
  • Chaponnay (49km)
  • Macon (54km)
  • Vonnas (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (21km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (35km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (40km)

Geography and distances

Tarare is in the eastern-center of France at 35 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Tarare is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tarare

Canton: Tarare

Arrondissement: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69170

Distance to Tarare

from Lyon (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 593 km

from Nice: 331 km

from Bordeaux: 408 km

from Strasbourg: 390 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Affoux, Dareize, Joux, Les Sauvages, Pontcharra-sur-Turdine, Saint-Clement-sur-Valsonne, Saint-Forgeux, Saint-Loup, Saint-Marcel-l'Eclaire, Valsonne and Violay.

This page in French: Visiter Tarare

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