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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Brignais
Insee code69027
AltitudeFrom 203 to 331 meters
Surface10.36 km²
Population11547 inhabitants
Density1114 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Genis-Laval at 4.3 km (8 min)
Chief townLyon (at 19 km, 21 min)Vourles at 4.4 km (8 min)
DepartmentRhôneSoucieu-en-Jarrest at 4.7 km (8 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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Ancient fortified village, retains a Brignais old buildings giving it an authentic greatly appreciated by its inhabitants.

Common set between urban and rural villages, but also between the Rhone valley and the Monts du Lyonnais, Brignais is located about ten kilometers southwest of Lyon. It is one of the links in the inner suburbs of Lyon and has, as such, strong currents of economic and trade exchanges. With nearly 6000 jobs, the town of Brignais is a sector with high economic potential.


  • Park and City Hall: Arriving at Brignais, park your car on the parking spaces located along the park of the Hotel de Ville. You'll discover a wooded area of ​​three hectares, which sported a former mansion of the 18th century, became in 1985 the Town Hall. See also, the inner courtyard and the old well on the rue General de Gaulle.
  • The sponge: The sponge strips are double or triple rows of round tiles forming a ledge under a roof or on the front of houses. These works were inspired by Italian architecture (Genoa) 18th and 19th centuries. They adorn the portals of entry for many of the old village houses Brignais, especially Cold Snack Street and the street Giraudière.
  • The presbytery: Look up and you find a niche and frescoes that adorned the old part of the presbytery, called Ash.
  • The villa of the Giraudière: In 1982, Leonard May, MD, acquired the wooded property of 6000 m², situated south of the town center. In 1838, the land is sold to Joan Fayolle. Upon the death of the latter, in 1866, Pierre Louis Deschet, notary Brignais, inherits. Around 1890, his son, Augustus Deschet, makes building the mansion we know today, on the site of previously demolished old buildings. In 1903, the park and the villa became property of the family Hoffmann, until 1996, when they were acquired by the City of Brignais. The townhouse has three levels with an area of ​​180 m² each. The basement consists of two vaulted cellars. The interest in this town are numerous: windows "to iris", a collection of old electrical equipment, moldings, ornate cast iron radiators (one with hot plate), monumental staircase, mosaic plate stack. The villa is now dedicated to the common associations (including the Friends of Old Brignais). Early Childhood Coordination is also taken up residence.
  • Guy de Chauliac Hospital: Guy de Chauliac, famous surgeon of the Middle Ages, one of the fathers of modern medicine, practiced in Brignais to 1330. The place that bears his name is probably one of the strongest symbols in the history of the city. It is located in the historic former hospital Brignais. This medieval infrastructure placed outside the walls of the city, forming a block between Jigsaw cold, Giraudière, the Reach and Ro. It housed a pharmacy, a chapel under the patronage of Sainte-Marguerite, rooms outbuildings, courtyards and gardens for walking patients.
  • The Old Bridge on Garon: At the entrance to Brignais, he welcomed the royal road from Lyon to Saint-Etienne. The building already existed in the Middle Ages, essentially comprises two stone arches of 4 meters. This bridge has a high saddle like many of his fellows at the time. The floor is composed of pebbles "Cat Heads" parapets and walls are covered with granite slabs. It is listed as historical monuments of France since 1934. For the record, before the test of time and neglect of those who deteriorated the monument in 1399, the sheriff of Macon, seneschal of Lyon, has forced the inhabitants of Brignais Vourles and to pay a tax to fix it.
  • House and Renaissance niche Gamboni Place, you'll find at number 11, one of the oldest houses in Brignais (also called Maison Forte). It would have been installed by the first mayor of the commune in 1792. To see opening the door, a spiral staircase. Architecture "snail" of city streets (rue Colonel Guillaud, rue de Ronde, street and street Chapeliers Diot) is the location of the old ramparts. At number 20 rue Colonel of Guillaud, looking up, you can find a small niche.
  • The Church of St. Clair: This church is the most beautiful monument of artistic heritage Brignais. Dedicated to St. Clair (590-660), patron of the blind and visually impaired, its first foundations date back to 1859. It was built in place of the Church of the feudal and the old cemetery. It is through public subscription and funds of the municipality that this church has been possible. The architect Clair Weaver, born in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon and Father Rival, the parish priest, govern the construction of the building. The structural work ending in 1862. The building is, both its architecture and its furnishings, a remarkable set of the pointed style of the 13th century, revived in the 19th century days. The bell, which dates from 1492, was listed in the inventory of Historical Monuments November 27, 1905. See also the organ, important tool in 20 games, built in 1972 and restored Brignais installed in 1995.
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TransportTrain station of Brignais
Information pointsTourist Office of Brignais
Performance hallsLe Briscope


Brignais, nearly 140 organizations that are mobilizing to arrange with the city include:

  • In January: the living painters.
  • In May: Spring Fair.
  • In June: the race of the night of St John and the music festival.
  • July: fireworks of the national holiday, from July 13.
  • In September the wake of late-comers and the Association Forum.
  • November: Festival of comics "The Golden Bull".
  • December: Telethon and the "Festival of Lights" on December 8.


Remains dating from the 1st century AD located at the bottom of the valley road to Barret and Gerle. The book covers 86 km and passes through 23 municipalities in the Loire and the Rhone. Its length extends over 900 meters in the town of Brignais including 240 meters in joint ownership with Soucieu Chaponost and 80 meters.

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NameType of activityPriceTown
Natural perfume-making workshopCulture and education69 €Lyon (11.6 km)
Guided tour of Lyon and its regionCulture and educationFrom 80 € to 225 €Lyon (11.8 km)
Salva Terra Medieval ParkCulture and education13 €Haute-Rivoire (28 km)

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French cuisine restaurantL'endroit Brignais  
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French cuisine restaurantLe 1838   SPECIAL OFFER
Un cadre agréable et atypique, à seulement 15 minutes de Lyon. Facilité d'accès et Parking gratuit de 150 places. Grandes salles pour l'organisation de vos événements: Séminaires, conventions,...
Located in Brignais30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantUn R' de Campagne  
AT HOME - Looking for a homecoming ? A country inn towards the R ' Country Chaponost for bistronomique interlude. With its family atmosphere and its bucolic setting, tranquility, there...
Located 3.9 km from Brignais20 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsLa Laurentine    
You will be seduced by the charm of this independent guest house, situated on the heights of Lyon in the garden of a boutique property dating from 1820, completely renovated and rooted...
Located 9.7 km from BrignaisFrom 130 € to 147 € the double room 
Apartment with 1 bedroomLe chat perché    
At the entrance of the Renaissance district classified unesco heritage remarkably well situated for business or leisure stays, the cat perched offers luxury and calm in a bourgeois...
Located 11.1 km from BrignaisFrom 90 € to 140 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLa Tanière d'Ecully  
Looking less than 15 minutes from the center of Lyon, an unusual accommodation for friends, relatives, business trip, a relaxing weekend? Nestled in an idyllic setting, surrounded by...
Located 12.4 km from Brignais106 € the double room 

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Apartment for 5 personsLes terrasses de l'observatoire
3 keys 3 *** 72 m², 3 rooms + kitchen - bathroom with toilet sink independent - 3 beds for 5 people I rollaway bed for 6th person - Terrace 21 m² - parking ground garden and basement...
Located 3.6 km from Brignais515 € per week 
Apartment for 6 personsGîte La Clé des Artistes  
If you want to relax in a quiet and relaxing place, discover our cottage on the 1st floor of a new home.           the property of 3600 m² located in a residential area offers contact...
Located 4.2 km from Brignais450 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsLe Jardin Des Etats  
A new 24 sq. m studio apartment in a recently-renovated 1930's detached town house. Tastefully furnished and equipped to a high standard, with a small patio area overlooking the garden....
Located 11.1 km from Brignais300 € per week 

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233 places over 6 haCamping Indigo Lyon    
Situated just outside the capital of the Rhône-Alpes region and ideally located for visiting Lyon and the Beaujolais... Lyon Indigo Campsite**** is situated in Dardilly, just outside...
Located 11.8 km from Brignais 
16 places over 1,5 haCamping de la grand maison    
Upon your arrival you will be amazed by breathtaking views of the Monts du Lyonnais. Located in the heart of hiking trails, camping will be for nature lovers, a perfect base for hiking....
Located 29 km from Brignais10 € per day 
50 places over 3,5 haBel'epoque du pilat    
45 km from Lyon, In the Pilat Regional Park; the camping site is a family camping, natural near the foot and mountain bikes tracks.
Located 29 km from BrignaisFrom 14 € to 23 € per day 

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Best Western Hôtel des Barolles - Lyon Sud - Hotel in BrignaisBest Western Hôtel des Barolles - Lyon Sud     
Located a 2-minute drive from A450 in Brignais and 13 km from Place Bellecour, Best Western Hôtel des Barolles offers free private parking and contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi access....
Located in BrignaisRoom from 59 €
Kyriad Lyon Sud - Saint Genis Laval - Hotel in BrignaisKyriad Lyon Sud - Saint Genis Laval     
A 10-minute drive from Lyon, a 30-minute drive from Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport, this hotel offers a bar, 24-hour reception and free private parking. It proposes a shady terrace and...
Located 2.5 km from BrignaisRoom from 48 €
Le Saint Vincent - Hotel Logis - Hotel in BrignaisLe Saint Vincent - Hotel Logis     
The Hotel Le Saint Vincent is located along the N86 in the direction Charly, Vernaison and Lyon, 14 km south of central Lyon. It offers air-conditioned guestrooms with private bathrooms,...
Located 2.5 km from BrignaisRoom from 45 €

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