These 10 villages near Lyon that you must visit in 2024!

Just a short distance from Lyon, villages full of history and charm await visitors looking for authenticity.

Discover our selection of 10 rural pearls to definitely visit in 2024, where heritage, nature and gastronomy intertwine to offer an unforgettable holiday near the capital of Gaul.

Located on the edge of the Monts d’Or: Charney

Located just 20 minutes by car from Lyon, the charming village of Charney is situated in the heart of the Monts d’Or and offers an extraordinary panorama of the Saône valley. Don’t miss a stroll through the picturesque streets of the village, where you’ll find spectacular golden stone buildings, as well as the Romanesque church of Saint-Martin.

  • Breathtaking panorama of the Saône valley
  • Narrow streets and golden stone houses

Pearl of Val de Saône: Trévaux

The former capital of Dombes, Trévaux is a medieval town that has preserved its historical heritage. You can admire the fortified castle and its ramparts, the Augustinian convent or the peaceful banks of the Saône. The village also has a number of artists and craftsmen’s workshops to visit during your visit.

  • Preserved medieval town
  • Workshops of many artists and craftsmen

The grandeur of the Ointment en Beaujolais

Oigny is one of the “most beautiful villages in France” and is distinguished by its medieval architecture, its flowery streets and the breathtaking view of the Beaujolais vineyards. Don’t miss the Church of Saint-Mathieu and its 16th-century frescoes, as well as the Museum of Mechanical Music.

  • Medieval architecture and flowery streets
  • Museum of Mechanical Music

Chaponost’s rural charm

Chaponost is a village that has managed to retain its authenticity and rural charm. There you can admire the magnificent Roman Aqueduct of Geer, classified as a historical monument, as well as numerous hiking trails to immerse yourself in the surrounding nature.

  • gear roman aqueduct
  • various hiking trails

The rich heritage of Saint-Symphorien-sur-Cois

Located at the entrance to the Monts du Lyonnais, the village has an extraordinary heritage that includes the Collegiate Church of Saint-Symphorien and its remarkable stained glass windows. The weekly market is also a must to discover local products and the friendly atmosphere that exists in this small town.

  • Saint-Symphorien Collegiate Church
  • vibrant weekly market

Medieval town of Crémiu

Crémieu is a medieval town full of charm where you can wander the cobbled streets, admire half-timbered houses and visit the Château de Saint-Hilaire. Don’t also miss the remains of the fortifications, which bear witness to the historical importance of the village.

  • Paved roads and half-timbered houses
  • Château de Saint-Hilaire

Preserved authenticity of Perouages

it medieval village To be classified among the “most beautiful villages of France” is a real leap in time. You will be charmed by its cobbled streets, its stone houses and its fortified church. For an unforgettable culinary experience, don’t forget to taste the famous Peruvian galette in one of the village’s tavernas.

  • Listed medieval village
  • Traditional Peruvian Pancake

The enigmatic charm of Emberix-en-Dombes

Located in the heart of the Land of a Thousand Ponds, Emberieux-en-Dombes offers a bucolic atmosphere conducive to relaxation and walks. You can especially take a stroll around the ponds and observe the local fauna or even visit the 15th-century Amberieux castle.

  • Bucolic setting and pond
  • Amberieux Castle

The sweetness of life in Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or

Collonges-au-Mont-d’Or is a charming village on the outskirts of Lyon, overlooking the Saône. There you can discover the Notre-Dame-des-Marais church, the Fougères castle as well as the magnificent golden stone residences that make up the village.

  • panorama on saone
  • Fougères Castle

Industrial heritage of Sainte-Croix-en-Jare

Located in the heart of the Pilat Regional Natural Park, Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez is a unique village of its kind, as it is an old charterhouse that was converted into workshops and houses in the 19th century. You will be able to discover the rich industrial and religious heritage during your visit.

  • Chartreuse transformed into workshops and homes
  • Industrial and religious heritage

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