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Valsonne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valsonne in Rhone

Photo is of Oingt at 12 km from Valsonne

Visit Valsonne: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 12 km and Bagnols at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Valsonne, 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 Valsonne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Oingt guide


at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Bagnols guide


at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Theize guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Eveux guide


at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Anse guide


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

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

See Trevoux guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Belleville guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lyon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide


at 44 km (direction east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


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

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide

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

Map of places to visit near Valsonne


Markets in and near Valsonne

  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (19km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (20km)
  • Anse: market Friday (22km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (23km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (24km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (26km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (28km)

More information about Valsonne, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Valsonne, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (39km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (45km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (27km)
  • Charlieu (31km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (35km)
  • Saint-Galmier (40km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (31km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (37km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (48km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (50km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (50km)
  • Eglise de Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (Neuilly-en-Donjon) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (20km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (26km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (32km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (38km)
  • Parc de Gerland (38km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (46km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (39km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (42km)
  • Roche de Solutré (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (33km)
  • Macon (50km)
  • Chaponnay (53km)
  • Vonnas (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (25km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (38km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (46km)

Geography and distances

Valsonne is in the eastern-center of France at 38 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Valsonne is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valsonne

Canton: Tarare

Arrondissement: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69170

Distance to Valsonne

from Lyon (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 588 km

from Nice: 335 km

from Bordeaux: 410 km

from Strasbourg: 386 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dareize, Dieme, Les Sauvages, Ronno, Saint-Appolinaire, Saint-Clement-sur-Valsonne, Saint-Loup and Tarare.

This page in French: Visiter Valsonne

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