Villeurbanne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Villeurbanne: highlights and tourist information

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Villeurbanne is situated in the Rhone department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 3 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Villeurbanne is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon Presqu'ile at 3 km and Lyon at 3 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Villeurbanne, 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 Villeurbanne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Villeurbanne

Markets in and near Villeurbanne

  • Lyon: market every day except Monday (3km)
  • Bron: market Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (4km)
  • Caluire-et-Cuire: market Thursday & Saturday (4km)
  • Decines-Charpieu: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Rillieux-la-Pape: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • La Mulatiere: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Chassieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Ecully: market Thursday & Saturday (8km)
  • Oullins: market Tuesday & Thursday (8km)

More information about Villeurbanne, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Villeurbanne, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Villeurbanne.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (7km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (21km)
  • Cremieu (29km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (36km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (40km)
  • Saint-Galmier (48km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (3km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (4km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (3km)
  • Parc de Gerland (3km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (25km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (2km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (7km)
  • Oeillon Crest (47km)
  • Perdrix Crest (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (8km)
  • Chaponnay (16km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (33km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (2km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (22km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Villeurbanne

Canton: Villeurbanne

Arrondissement: Lyon

Department: Rhone

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 69100

Distance to Villeurbanne

from Lyon (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 618 km

from Nice: 297 km

from Bordeaux: 439 km

from Strasbourg: 381 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bron, Caluire-et-Cuire, Decines-Charpieu, La Mulatiere, Lyon, Neyron, Oullins, Saint-Cyr-Au-Mont-d'Or, Sainte-Foy-les-Lyon and Vaulx-en-Velin.

This page in French: Visiter Villeurbanne