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Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Rhône

The village name comes from the presence of the silver mines that were exploited during the Renaissance.

On the industrial side, Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière has always been innovative. In the 19th century, a porcelain factory was founded by the Marquis de Fenoyl. Thanks to the local clay deposit, our ancestors have made and then cooked in wood ovens, tiles engraved with the name of Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière. It was in 1889 that was created the "Great Tuilerie Rhone" celebrated today throughout Europe.

Geographical information

Latitude45.7044080 (N 45° 42’ 16”)
Longitude4.4705190 (E 4° 28’ 14”)
AltitudeFrom 417m to 480m
Surface area1.54 km²
Population1313 inhabitants
Density852 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLyon (42 km, 49 min)
Insee code69201
IntercommunalityCC Chamousset en Lyonnais
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Genis-l'Argentière2.4 km (6 min)
Souzy3.2 km (6 min)
Les Halles5.7 km (7 min)
Aveize5.9 km (10 min)
Duerne6.3 km (10 min)
Montromant6.7 km (13 min)
Grézieu-le-Marché8.2 km (14 min)
Brussieu8.7 km (10 min)
Meys9.3 km (12 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-Chamousset9.4 km (9 min)
Haute-Rivoire9.9 km (14 min)
Saint-Clément-les-Places10.1 km (15 min)
Viricelles10.5 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


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The Mini Train des Monts du Lyonnais
The Mini Train des Monts du Lyonnais
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Station Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière miniature
Station Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière miniature
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Halloween Mini Train des Monts du Lyonnais
Halloween Mini Train des Monts du Lyonnais
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse trek in Beaujolais
Nature and the great outdoors30 € Bagnols (25 km)
Escape Game "Game It": Full-size escape game - In Lyon
Entertainment96 € Lyon (27 km)
Traditional Thai well-being massage
Well-being60 € Lyon (28 km)
Homemade cosmetics workshop
Well-being39 € to 65 € Lyon (28 km)
Discover Central Lyon by Electric Bike
Culture and education30 € Lyon (29 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy45 minSaint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (8.1 km)
Circuit de randonnée F : Le Moulin du Pêcher
HikeIntermediate2h50Saint-Martin-en-Haut (8.9 km)
Circuit de bénévent
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Vaugneray (14.8 km)
Le grand tour
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic5h35Thurins (14.9 km)
Point N° 1 : introduction
HikeIntermediate1h25Mornant (18.3 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals