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Villecheneve tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Eveux at 17 km from Villecheneve

Visit Villecheneve: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Eveux at 17 km and Bagnols at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villecheneve, 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 Villecheneve in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Eveux guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bagnols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Oingt guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Theize guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Anse guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 34 km (direction east)

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Lyon guide


at 42 km (direction south), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures, the...

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 42 km (direction north-east)

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

See Belleville guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall...

See Pelussin guide


at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villecheneve


Markets in and near Villecheneve

  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (15km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (17km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (20km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (23km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (25km)
  • Craponne: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Galmier: market Monday (26km)

More information about Villecheneve, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Villecheneve, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (33km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (20km)
  • Saint-Galmier (26km)
  • Trevoux (32km)
  • Charlieu (43km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (55km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (33km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (34km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (43km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (26km)
  • Parc de Gerland (34km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (35km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (37km)

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 (41km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (29km)
  • Chaponnay (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (16km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (32km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (35km)

Geography and distances

Villecheneve is in the eastern-center of France at 34 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Villecheneve is 372 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villecheneve

Canton: Saint-Laurent-de-Chamousset

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69770

Distance to Villecheneve

from Lyon (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 372 km

from Calais: 601 km

from Nice: 326 km

from Bordeaux: 404 km

from Strasbourg: 398 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Affoux, Chambost-Longessaigne, Longessaigne, Montrottier, Panissieres, Saint-Forgeux and Violay.

This page in French: Visiter Villecheneve

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