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Villefranche-sur-Saone tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villefranche-sur-Saone in Rhone

Photo is of Anse at 6 km from Villefranche-sur-Saone

Visit Villefranche-sur-Saone: highlights and tourist information

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Villefranche-sur-Saone is situated in the Rhone department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Anse at 6 km and Trevoux at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villefranche-sur-Saone, 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 Villefranche-sur-Saone in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Anse

Anse

at 6 km (direction south)

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

See Anse guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 7 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide
Theize

Theize

at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Theize guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Oingt guide
 
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Bagnols

Bagnols

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bagnols guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Belleville guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Eveux guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 22 km (direction east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lyon guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 34 km (direction south-south-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
Macon

Macon

at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest...

See Macon guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east), in the Ain department

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our...

See Perouges guide

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Map of places to visit near Villefranche-sur-Saone

 
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Markets in and near Villefranche-sur-Saone

  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (3km)
  • Anse: market Friday (6km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (8km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (11km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (13km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Neuville-sur-Saone: market Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (20km)

More information about Villefranche-sur-Saone, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Villefranche-sur-Saone, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (30km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (35km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (7km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (24km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (44km)
  • Charlieu (46km)
  • Cremieu (51km)
  • Saint-Galmier (54km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (27km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (Varenne-l'Arconce) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (5km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (8km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (25km)
  • Parc de Gerland (27km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (39km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (47km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (55km)
  • Les jardins Romans de Varenne-l'Arconce (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (26km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (26km)
  • Roche de Solutré (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (24km)
  • Vonnas (33km)
  • Macon (36km)
  • Chaponnay (44km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (48km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (26km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (28km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villefranche-sur-Saone is in the eastern-center of France at 27 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-sur-Saone is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-sur-Saone

Canton: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Arrondissement: Villefranche-sur-Saône

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69400

Distance to Villefranche-sur-Saone

from Lyon (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 590 km

from Nice: 324 km

from Bordeaux: 432 km

from Strasbourg: 368 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Villefranche-sur-Saone from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arnas, Beauregard, Blace, Denice, Fareins, Frans, Gleize, Jassans-Riottier, Lacenas, Liergues, Limas, Pommiers, Pouilly-le-Monial, Saint-Bernard, Saint-Didier-de-Formans and Saint-Julien.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-sur-Saone

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