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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

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)
La Chapelle-sur-Coise11.8 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities


The castle
The castle
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The Mini Train du Lyonnais Mountains
The Mini Train du Lyonnais Mountains
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The miniature Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière Station
The miniature Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière Station
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Halloween at Mini Train du Lyonnais Mountains
Halloween at Mini Train du Lyonnais Mountains
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steam Day the last Sunday of August
steam Day the last Sunday of August
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Friday 21 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 27°C
Saturday 22 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 27°C
Sunday 23 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 28°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of a sustainable saffron farm
Local flavours1 € to 6 € La Gimond (17 km)
Visit to the Domaine de Prapin - Coteaux du Lyonnais
Local flavoursFreeTaluyers (19.6 km)
Chocolate Workshop at The House of Karen Chocolate
Local flavours45 € to 65 € Limonest (27 km)
Escape Game "Game It": Full-size escape game - In Lyon
Entertainment24 € Lyon (27 km)
Shopping in a jewellery and decoration shop
Arts and CraftsFreeOingt (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit de randonnée F : Le Moulin du Pêcher
HikeIntermediate2h50Saint-Martin-en-Haut (8.9 km)
Heritage tour in St Symphorien sur Coise
HikeEasy25 minPomeys (9 km)
Circuit de bénévent
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Vaugneray (14.8 km)
Le grand tour
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic5h30Thurins (14.9 km)
Point N° 1 : introduction
HikeIntermediate1h25Mornant (18.3 km)


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