Vernaison tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lyon Old Town at 13 km from Vernaison

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vernaison in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon Old Town at 13 km and Lyon at 13 km.

Vernaison, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century, a cathedral,...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 15 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make it one of...

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at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among the highlights when...

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at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in the Regional Natural...

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at 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ain department

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

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at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 35 km (direction east), in the Isere department

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in France, Cremieu also has an...

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at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to be found...

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Map of places to visit near Vernaison


Markets in and near Vernaison

  • Feyzin: market Sunday (4km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (5km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (6km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (7km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (8km)
  • Chaponost: market Sunday (9km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (11km)
  • Bron: market Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)

More information about Vernaison, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Vernaison, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (9km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (28km)
  • Trevoux (33km)
  • Cremieu (35km)
  • Saint-Galmier (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (12km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (13km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (13km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (15km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (15km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (21km)
  • Oeillon Crest (32km)
  • Perdrix Crest (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (10km)
  • Ecully (14km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (15km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (20km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (21km)

Geography and distances

Vernaison is in the eastern-center of France at 13 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Vernaison is 402 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernaison

Canton: Irigny

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69390

Distance to Vernaison

from Lyon (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 402 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 291 km

from Bordeaux: 431 km

from Strasbourg: 395 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brignais, Charly, Communay, Feyzin, Grigny, Irigny, Millery, Montagny, Saint-Genis-Laval, Saint-Symphorien-d'Ozon, Serezin-du-Rhone, Simandres, Solaize, Ternay, Venissieux and Vourles.

This page in French: Visiter Vernaison