Rhone places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Rhone department of Rhone-Alpes. See also our Rhone travel guide


photo of Anse

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at its importance 2000 years ago

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photo of Bagnols

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

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photo of Belleville

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple of sites of interest if you are nearby

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photo of Eveux

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

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photo of Lyon

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and restaurants that you would expect from one of the most important towns in France.

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Lyon Old Town

photo of Lyon Old Town

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century, a cathedral, and picturesque paved streets to explore

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Lyon Presqu'ile

photo of Lyon Presqu'ile

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

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photo of Oingt

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages in the Beaujolais wine region

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photo of Theize

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

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For more information see the Rhone guide


Market towns & days in Rhone

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Amplepuis: Tuesday
Anse: Friday
Beaujeu: Wednesday
Belleville: Tuesday
Brignais: Saturday
Bron: Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday
Caluire-et-Cuire: Thursday & Saturday
Chaponost: Sunday
Chassieu: Wednesday & Saturday
Chazay-d'Azergues: Thursday & Thursday
Condrieu: Friday
Condrieu: Monday (high season only)
Cours-la-Ville: Wednesday & Saturday & Monday
Craponne: Wednesday & Saturday
Decines-Charpieu: Tuesday & Sunday & Friday
Ecully: Thursday & Saturday
Feyzin: Sunday
Genas: Sunday
Givors: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday
La Mulatiere: Tuesday & Friday
Le Bois-d'Oingt: Tuesday
Lyon: every day except Monday
Meyzieu: Wednesday & Saturday
Mornant: Friday
Neuville-sur-Saone: Friday
Oullins: Tuesday & Thursday
Pierre-Benite: Wednesday & Sunday
Rillieux-la-Pape: Wednesday & Sunday & Friday
Sain-Bel: Saturday
Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure: Thursday
Saint-Fons: Tuesday & Saturday

Tourist attractions to visit in Rhone

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon

Parc animalier de Courzieu

Parc de la Tête d'Or

4* Towns in Bloom



Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Lyon: Tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Parc de Gerland

Parc de la Tête d'Or

Parc du château de Laye

Religious Monuments

Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon)

Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon)

Towns classified as Recommended Detours


Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Oingt: Tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Historic Lyon: Tourist guide


Aquarium de Lyon