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Violay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Oingt at 21 km from Violay

Visit Violay: highlights and tourist information

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Violay is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Oingt at 21 km and Bagnols at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Violay, 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 Violay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 21 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 21 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Theize

Theize

at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
 
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Anse

Anse

at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 39 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 39 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 39 km (direction east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 47 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Etienne guide
Semur-en-Brionnais

Semur-en-Brionnais

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as the pretty village itself, you can...

See Semur-en-Brionnais guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Dombes guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 54 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pelussin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Violay

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Markets in and near Violay

  • Amplepuis: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Balbigny: market Monday (14km)
  • Feurs: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Sain-Bel: market Saturday (19km)
  • Chazelles-sur-Lyon: market Friday (24km)
  • Montrond-les-Bains: market Thursday (25km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (28km)
  • Cours-la-Ville: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (28km)
  • Le Coteau: market Wednesday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Violay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (38km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (26km)
  • Saint-Galmier (29km)
  • Trevoux (34km)
  • Charlieu (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint-Fortuné de Charlieu (Charlieu) (37km)
  • Couvent des Cordeliers (Saint-Nizier-sous-Charlieu) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (38km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Marcel (Iguerande) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (28km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (37km)
  • Parc de Gerland (39km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (39km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (40km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (45km)
  • Col des Pradeaux (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (34km)
  • Chaponnay (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (22km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (38km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Violay is in the eastern-center of France at 47 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Violay is 367 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Violay

Canton: Néronde

Arrondissement: Roanne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42780

Distance to Violay

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 367 km

from Calais: 596 km

from Nice: 332 km

from Bordeaux: 402 km

from Strasbourg: 397 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Affoux, Joux, Montchal, Saint-Cyr-de-Valorges, Saint-Marcel-l'Eclaire, Sainte-Agathe-en-Donzy, Tarare and Villecheneve.

This page in French: Visiter Violay

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