Villefranche-sur-Saône

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TownVillefranche-sur-SaôneGleizé at 1.7 km
Insee code69264Limas at 2.1 km
Postcode69400Beauregard at 3 km
Latitude45.9914710Jassans-Riottier at 3.2 km
Longitude4.7188210Arnas at 3.8 km
AltitudeFrom 167 to 220 metersFrans at 4.2 km
Surface9.48 km²Pommiers at 4.5 km
Population36218 inhabitantsFareins at 4.7 km
Density3820 inhabitants/km²Saint-Bernard at 5.2 km
National labelLiergues at 5.4 km
Chief townLyon (at 40 km, 31 min)Denicé at 5.7 km
DepartmentRhôneLacenas at 5.7 km
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town

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SIGHTSEEING

  • Courses and Renaissance houses:
  • Courses and Renaissance houses along the Rue Nationale, they are reported by National street kiosks installed.
  • Rue du Faucon: It bears the name of the inn (North Building) which was until the mid 19th century's most famous Villefranche-post where horses stopped. The street is limited to the south by a picturesque half-timbered building which only the facade of No. 476 National Street is stone.
  • Gear of Fishery: Facades of 588 and 594 rue Nationale. While these two opposing facades although they often belonged to the same owners. Right on the front of 588, the mullioned windows are surmounted by ogee arches while the pinnacles hook and draw three vertical lines accentuate, typically Gothic. On the left, the facade of 594 is punctuated by ledges, three horizontal and vertical columns. The set is Renaissance. Nearly a century separates the construction dates of these two facades whose juxtaposition can compare two different architectural styles.
  • Gold Cup: 528 rue Nationale. This home was one of 1391 to 1770 the most famous hostels in the city. His court is a very beautiful architectural typical of the era of Louis XIV. A spiral staircase leads to two open cage floors lined with beautiful ironwork coursière classics.
  • Gallery of Wood: 514 rue Nationale. The court in any length on the south side is closed by a gallery of two floors made of wood, the only surviving example in Villefranche. This would cause the case of most, if not all the galleries. For arches hug the ground floor of trefoil arches are the first level based on pillars of oak. The set is typical of the Gothic style.
  • House Italian: 407 rue Nationale. It is the largest and most noble houses of Villefranche. A court of honor, the only example in Villefranche, separates the main body of the street. An elegant Renaissance gallery on the north side boundary. A spiral staircase provides access to a room where a spotter watching the rooftops of the city and gave the alarm in case of fire. A path forward to a second courtyard that opens rue Etienne Chicken, main artery of the old quarter of the barns.
  • Hotel Mignot de Bussy: 523 rue Nationale. This noble mansion belonged to the 17th century to the family of Bussy Mignot repeatedly exercised the duties of lieutenant general of the Bailiwick of Beaujolais. Louis stayed 14th November 23, 1658. Access to the court by a covered walkway to cross large warhead. It includes the traditional layout with a gallery and a spiral staircase whose summit is covered by a beautiful arch ribs. A kitchen with a beautiful fireplace occupied the east side. The set comes sumptuously be restored by the current owner.
  • Hotel Gayand: Place des Marais. Much altered in the 11th century, the court has several small sculptures on different bases supporting the intersecting ribs of the gallery or the eaves of windows. One can discover a little devil, dogs being beaten, a sexy little mermaid, a griffin coat of arms??
  • Home Giliquin: 810 rue Nationale. Enter through the gate of the Old Town Hall Passage. This house was built in the second half of the 16th and early 17th century. The court shows the usual appearance of the old courts of Villefranche with spiral staircase, a gallery with two floors and sinks. The arcades of the ground floor are arched, typically conventional. There is a west side at right angles quite unique in the city.
  • Old Town Hall: Head of Aldermen from 1529 to 1928 and the Town of Villefranche, the present building was rebuilt in 1581 after the destruction brought about by the Protestants of the Baron of Adrets First townhouse. It is gradually enlarged toward the court in 1589 and again in 1648. The work was completed in 1660 as evidenced by the date shown at the center of the facade. The building is turned into a Community House during the Revolution, as evidenced by the stone inscriptions in both the transition and became the Empire Hall. The buildings of the transition experienced a renewal in the 19th and 20th century. The National Street facade has three semicircular arches and rusticated stone topped by three mullioned windows of classical architecture.
  • Court of florets: Recently restored, this court has regained its glory of the late 15th century when Claude Gaspard, Alderman and Lord of Villefranche Su has been converted. There are the usual elements during Villefranche achieved voluntarily but ostentatious. Spiral columns at ground floor supporting the arches and lancet windows of the gallery. The other levels are based on columns involved. The western façade of the house behind this three-story mullioned windows surrounded by ribs reglet. It is surmounted by two gables with finials (hence the name of the court) decorated with kale and quartered three pinnacles hook.
  • Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame des Marais:
  • Launched in the second half of the 12th century, construction continued until the early 16th century. Each era has left a fingerprint characteristic.
  • Are still Romanesque arch barrel vault of the choir and transept of the former while the lancet windows of the aisles are typically Gothic (thirteenth century). The arches of the nave to walings and tiercerons are a little later (XIV-XV), while the facade of the early 16th is Gothic. The sculptural decoration, once abundant, has suffered from the Wars of Religion and the Revolution. The whole (external and internal) has been beautifully restored.
  • The organs deserve special mention. Built in 1834-1835 by Joseph Callinet, the organ of Notre-Dame des Marais at the time was innovative in the Archdiocese of Lyon as proscribed by the rite of Lyon. It is now classified as having been renovated several times.
  • Museums:
  • Paul Dini Museum, City Museum Villefranche-sur-Saône: Following the donation from Paul Dini and Muguette made to the town of Villefranche, the City Museum presents a panorama of pictorial creation of the Rhone Alpes region for over a century. The museum offers a chronological journey from the influence of the Barbizon school to new visions of contemporary art.
  • Heritage House: The Heritage House hosts temporary exhibitions illustrating the arts and popular traditions or enhancing the local heritage and the Museum of Conscripts.
  • Conscripts Museum: Museum tracing the history of the feast of Conscripts from the beginning to today. Photographs, articles, videos ... You can also find a list of your recruits, memories ...
  • Memorial Museum: It is dedicated to the memory of wars of 14-18 and 39-45, the release of Villefranche, the wars in Indochina and Algeria. He mentioned in particular the participation Villefranche during these conflicts.
  • Castle Vaurenard:
  • Family owned for over 300 years old go to hunt the Lords of Beaujeu, one can find include: two vaulted rooms of warheads in the late 15th century period furniture, woodwork, carpets sets and painted canvas of the 17th and 18th century.
  • The neo-Gothic chapel designed and produced by Tony Desjardin in 1846 with his sculptures Fabisch.
  • The Chamber of Baron de Richemont, who said he was Louis XVII. He died August 10, 1853 during one of his frequent visits to Vaurenard. To this day the mystery remains intact!
  • French Garden neoclassical Linossier designed in 1913 by landscape architect.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Villefranche-sur-Saône
Information pointsTourist Office of Villefranche-sur-Saône
Leisure centresLeisure Centre of Bordelan,   Municipal Museum Paul Dini
Performance hallsCultural Centre of Villefranche,   Exhibition Park of Villefranche-sur-Saône,   Theatre of Villefranche

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Traditions:
  • Day Conscripts: The last Sunday of January, conscripts marching Rue Nationale, in tuxedo and top hat adorned with a green ribbon for 20 years, yellow for 30 years, orange for 40 years, red for 50, blue for 60 years, violet for 70 years, plum for 80 years and lights for the 90 and 100 years.
  • Music
  • Jazz High-Claire: In June enjoy the Jazz music in a pleasant setting.
  • Night of Summer: In June From techno to jazz manouche through the song, all music is on display at this exceptional night.
  • A side was Saone early July. Of music, entertainment for children, sports and games, spend a moment on the lawn of the edge of the Saone.
  • New Voices Festival: Late November. Beaujolais Nouveau Day the young French chanson for 4 days in 4 municipalities of the Community of Villefranche in the theater, the ballroom of Limas, theater and Gleizé Hall Arnas.
  • Beaujolais Nouveau and Wine:
  • New Fiesta! : Current November at the Beaujolais Nouveau. Animation, tastings and sales of Beaujolais Nouveau in the rue Nationale pedestrian for the occasion. Winemakers you a warm welcome to the sound of trumpets and other batucadas street.
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Night: Dinner Dance. Tasting Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais wines.
  • Marathon du Beaujolais Nouveau: Circuits in the vineyards, Fleurie in Villefranche.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Anse scenic railwayEntertainment4.50 €Anse (6.2 km)
Tour, tasting and sale of organic winesLocal flavoursFrom 8 € to 10 €Blacé (6.9 km)
Karting on an indoor trackSports sensationsFrom 25 € to 45 €Saint-Georges-de-Reneins (7 km)
Wine-growing History Museum in BeaujolaisCulture and education5 €Ternand (14.1 km)
Horse ride in Green BeaujolaisNature and the outdoorsFrom 40 € to 200 €Chamelet (17.8 km)

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WEATHER

Thursday 24 July
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Friday 25 July
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Saturday 26 July
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RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLe Fleurie  
8.6
  SPECIAL OFFER
Villefranche-sur-Saône
The Beaujolais, Le Fleurie invites you to discover traditional cuisine that celebrates local produce products but also those of other regions. Charolais beef and Bresse chicken with...
Located in Villefranche-sur-Saône33 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCampanile Villefranche-sur-Saône  
5.8
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Capital of Beaujolais, Villefranche-sur-Saone boasts the excellent reputation of good living. A stone's throw from the banks of the Rhone, you will find the restaurant Campanile Villefranche-sur-Saone,...
Located in Villefranche-sur-Saône17 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Faisan Doré  
9.3
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Le Faisan Doré welcomes you 20 minutes from Lyon in the Beaujolais since 1970. The mansion is located by the river offers an authentic setting for a meal in a friendly atmosphere. Mr....
Located in Villefranche-sur-Saône53 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 6 bedroomsChâteau de Longsard    
9
Arnas
It is grand and only 3 min from the A6: an obelisk amid the topiary, Beaujolais from the vineyard and a seductive 18th century chateau. Your Franco-American hosts, sophisticated, multi...
Located 5.4 km from Villefranche-sur-SaôneFrom 130 € to 150 € the double room 
Manor house with 2 bedroomsLe clos marze  
Lacenas
LACENAS located in a large wooded property on the wine route, in a typical village of Beaujolais golden stones, 8 mins from the A6 exit Villefranche sur Saône No. 31-1 and 12 minutes...
Located 5.7 km from Villefranche-sur-Saône130 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsChambre d'hotes lemarry    
8.8
Sainte-Euphémie
A house of 80 m ² for guests, can accommodate 6 people in an old restored farm, near the village of Saint Curé of Ars, the Bird Park in Villars les Dombes, golf governor, in the heart...
Located 6.7 km from Villefranche-sur-SaôneFrom 75 € to 85 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 2 personsLa Beaujolaise
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Charming one bedroomed apartment in a luxury block with swimming pool and tennis court, 5 minutes from the centre of Villefranche sur Saône, capital of the Beaujolais.
Located in Villefranche-sur-Saône315 € per week 
Villa for 7 personsGite du Barvy  
9.5
Odenas
Your cottage, on my vineyard, easy access to highway exits 15 min, 45 km north of Lyon, is very quiet in the heart of Beaujolais. Very well equipped, you will appreciate its summer...
Located 12 km from Villefranche-sur-SaôneFrom 380 € to 550 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîte de Pélozane   NEW
Charnay
Located in the region of ' Golden Stone ', one kilometer from the beautiful village of Charnay, the cottage Pelozane occupies the 1st floor of a house, overlooking the southern mountains...
Located 12.8 km from Villefranche-sur-SaôneFrom 350 € to 480 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
190 places over 4,5 haCamping Le Nid du Parc    
8.8
Villars-les-Dombes
At the heart of the Dombes, the land of a thousand of ponds, along a river, the Le Nid Du Parc Campsite is an ideal site for all nature-lovers in search of simplicity and freedom. This...
Located 24 km from Villefranche-sur-SaôneFrom 16.40 € to 22.40 € per day 
233 places over 6 haCamping Indigo Lyon    
9.2
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 27 km from Villefranche-sur-Saône 
16 places over 1,5 haCamping de la grand maison    
10
Longessaigne
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 Villefranche-sur-Saône10 € per day 

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HOTELS

Best Western Plaisance - Hotel in Villefranche-sur-SaôneBest Western Plaisance     
8.5
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Ideally located in Villefranche-sur-Saône’s city centre, the Best Western Plaisance offers a privileged location from which guests can explore and enjoy the picturesque Beaujolais region....
Located in Villefranche-sur-SaôneRoom from 62 €
Ici & La - Hotel in Villefranche-sur-SaôneIci & La     
8.7
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Ici & La is 400 metres from the centre of Villefrance-sur-Saône and 300 metres from the train station. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace with parasols and free Wi-Fi access...
Located in Villefranche-sur-SaôneRoom from 80 €
Campanile Villefranche-Sur-Saône - Hotel in Villefranche-sur-SaôneCampanile Villefranche-Sur-Saône     
7.2
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Close to the Saône River, the Campanile Villefranche-Sur-Saône is easily accessible by car as it is conveniently located just off the A6 motorway. The Campanile Villefranche-Sur-Saône...
Located in Villefranche-sur-SaôneRoom from 49 €

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Garden - City Marcy
Garden - City Marcy apartments are situated at the entrance of the Lacroix Laval Park, up above Lyon, a 10-minute drive from the city centre. The apartments...
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