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Vernay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vernay in Rhone

Photo is of Belleville at 18 km from Vernay

Visit Vernay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Belleville at 18 km and Solutre-Pouilly at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vernay, 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 Vernay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Belleville

Belleville

at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Belleville guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Oingt guide
Theize

Theize

at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Theize guide
 
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Bagnols

Bagnols

at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bagnols guide
Macon

Macon

at 29 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
Anse

Anse

at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Anse guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide
Cluny

Cluny

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

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

See Cluny guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west-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
Eveux

Eveux

at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Eveux guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide
Anzy-le-Duc

Anzy-le-Duc

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Anzy-le-Duc guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

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

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th...

See Cormatin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vernay

 
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Markets in and near Vernay

  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Chauffailles: market Friday (15km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (17km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (22km)
  • La Clayette: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (26km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (26km)

Hotels near Vernay

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Tourist attractions near Vernay, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (22km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Charlieu (27km)
  • Trevoux (31km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (30km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (30km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Hilaire (Semur-en-Brionnais) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (37km)
  • Prieuré d'Anzy-le-Duc (Anzy-le-Duc) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Montceaux-l'Etoile) (43km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (48km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (50km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (15km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (18km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (24km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (32km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (35km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (49km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (50km)
  • Parc de Gerland (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (22km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (49km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (50km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (51km)
  • Seille (Saône) (51km)

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 (28km)
  • Vonnas (36km)
  • Ecully (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (45km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (49km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vernay is in the eastern-center of France at 50 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Vernay is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernay

Canton: Beaujeu

Arrondissement: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69430

Distance to Vernay

from Lyon (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 568 km

from Nice: 348 km

from Bordeaux: 424 km

from Strasbourg: 363 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avenas, Beaujeu, Chenelette, Les Ardillats, Marchampt, Poule-les-Echarmeaux and Saint-Didier-sur-Beaujeu.

This page in French: Visiter Vernay

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