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Sainte-Foy-l'Argentière

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Rhône

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

MunicipalitySainte-Foy-l'Argentière
Postcode69610
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
DepartmentRhône
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

Photos

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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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)
Shopping in a jewelry shop and decorative objects
Arts and CraftsFreeOingt (28 km)
Traditional Thai well-being massage
Well-being60 € Lyon (28 km)
Homemade cosmetics workshop
Well-being39 € to 65 € Lyon (28 km)

Outings

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 itineraryAthletic5h35Thurins (14.9 km)
Point N° 1 : introduction
HikeIntermediate1h25Mornant (18.3 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

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Hotels