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Photo is of Oingt at 25 km from Thel

Visit Thel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 25 km and Theize at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Thel, 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 Thel in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Theize guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bagnols guide
 
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Belleville

Belleville

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Belleville guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Much the most visited site in this pretty village is the...

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Anse

Anse

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Anse guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See Eveux guide
Macon

Macon

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to...

See Macon guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in...

See Cluny guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in the romanesque...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the...

See Paray-le-Monial guide

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Map of places to visit near Thel

 
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Markets in and near Thel

  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (5km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (10km)
  • Charlieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (17km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Roanne: market Sunday & Friday (25km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Thel, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (55km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (33km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (16km)
  • Trevoux (36km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (16km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (30km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (37km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (37km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (41km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (45km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (53km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (13km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (22km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (27km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (27km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (30km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (31km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (53km)
  • Parc de Gerland (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (33km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (53km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (55km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (62km)
  • Seille (Saône) (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (36km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Macon (40km)
  • Ecully (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (44km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (53km)
 
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Geography and distances

Thel is in the eastern-center of France at 54 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Thel is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thel

Canton: Lamure-sur-Azergues

Arrondissement: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69470

Distance to Thel

from Lyon (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 568 km

from Nice: 352 km

from Bordeaux: 411 km

from Strasbourg: 374 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleroche, Belmont-de-la-Loire, Cours-la-Ville, Ecoche, Le Cergne, Mardore, Pont-Trambouze, Ranchal, Saint-Bonnet-le-Troncy and Saint-Vincent-de-Reins.

This page in French: Visiter Thel

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