Villeurbanne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villeurbanne in Rhone

Photo is of Lyon Presqu\'ile at 3 km from Villeurbanne

Visit Villeurbanne: highlights and tourist information

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Villeurbanne 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 Villeurbanne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lyon Presqu\'ile at 3 km and Lyon at 3 km.

Villeurbanne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 3 km (direction west)

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 3 km (direction west)

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 3 km (direction west)

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Eveux guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide


at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Anse guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 27 km (direction south), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and bird-watching...

See Dombes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Perouges guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Theize guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Oingt guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Belleville guide

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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

What to do at Villeurbanne? 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

Villeurbanne is in the eastern-center of France at 3 kilometres from Lyon, the department capital (general information: Villeurbanne is 393 kilometres from Paris).

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