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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Rhône

Enjoying a privileged location from which to discover the rich Lyonnais and the northern Rhone Valley, Mornant is an ideal destination for holidays in the countryside friendly and dynamic.

The town is an excellent starting point for your walks and hikes in the Lyonnais. With its historical and cultural heritage, you will discover one of the finest remains of Roman aqueducts of France, the Monts du Lyonnais and its picturesque landscape, you will enjoy a relaxing time around the lake Our Lady or simply visit the medieval village.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.6162030 (N 45° 36’ 58”)
Longitude4.6585450 (E 4° 39’ 31”)
AltitudeFrom 287m to 471m
Surface area15.76 km²
Population5728 inhabitants
Density363 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLyon (28 km, 34 min)
Insee code69141
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Mornantais

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Sorlin2.3 km (6 min)
Saint-Laurent-d'Agny5.5 km (10 min)
Saint-Andéol-le-Château5.8 km (9 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Touslas6.5 km (9 min)
Chaussan6.9 km (14 min)
Saint-Didier-sous-Riverie7.1 km (13 min)
Riverie7.5 km (13 min)
Saint-André-la-Côte7.5 km (14 min)
Chassagny8.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Maurice-sur-Dargoire8.1 km (11 min)
Orliénas8.7 km (13 min)
Sainte-Catherine9 km (19 min)
Dargoire9.4 km (13 min)
Taluyers9.5 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

The Country House, an 16th house enlarged in the 18th century, an exhibition of arts and heritage.

Vingtain Tower, 18 meters high, it indicates the existence of ancient fortifications. Enjoy on its summit a magnificent panorama of the country mornantais, the Lyonnais, the Natural Park of Pilat and the Alps.

The Roman aqueduct of Gier, one of the finest remains of Roman aqueduct in France between the Pilat in Lyon more than 40 km.

The Church of St. Peter, built by Pierre Bossan, Lyon architect of the Basilica of Fourvière is a remarkable building (ranked) 15th century.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Market every Friday from 7 am to 12 pm, Liberty Square.


The Country House Mornant
The Country House Mornant
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Natural perfume-making workshop
Arts and Crafts69 € Lyon (20 km)
Discover Lyon by Segway
Entertainment30 € Lyon (21 km)
Segway ride along the Rhône
Entertainment40 € Lyon (21 km)
Segway ride around the modern neighbourhood of Confluence
Entertainment40 € Lyon (21 km)
Segway ride to explore the Croix-Rousse hill - 2 hours
Entertainment50 € Lyon (21 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Point N° 1 : introduction
Le grand tour
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic5h35Thurins (7 km)
Wine trails at the heart of the vineyards
HikeEasy1h30Millery (9.8 km)
Circuit de bénévent
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Vaugneray (13.4 km)
Village visitEasy40 minVaux-en-Beaujolais (49 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals