Tarare tourism and travel guide

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Visit Tarare: highlights and tourist information

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Tarare 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 35 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Tarare is 365 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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)

More information about Tarare, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Tarare, France

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

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