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Located in the suburbs of Lyon, this city of more than 21 400 inhabitants, bordering Ecully or Francheville, is ideally placed to explore the rest of the department.

Tassin-la-Demi-Lune was born in Roman times, on one of four Roman roads that went from the old Ludgunum to Aquitaine, the Rhine, the Channel and Narbonne. 1 January 2015, the city joined the territorial community of the city of Lyon. Old, City Tassin-la-Demi-Lune preserved an important architectural heritage reflecting this rich history.

A large number of green areas - the town has been ranked two flowers in the competition of cities and flowered villages of France - brings a certain charm to Tassin-la-Demi-Lune which enjoys a very valuable kind.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude45.7613370 (N 45° 45’ 41”)
Longitude4.7769210 (E 4° 46’ 37”)
AltitudeFrom 186m to 309m
Surface area7.79 km²
Population21456 inhabitants
Density2754 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLyon (6.8 km, 10 min)
Insee code69244
IntercommunalityME de Lyon

Nearest cities & towns

Écully2.8 km (7 min)
Saint-Genis-les-Ollières4.6 km (10 min)
Francheville4.9 km (10 min)
Charbonnières-les-Bains5.4 km (10 min)
Craponne5.6 km (11 min)
Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon5.7 km (12 min)
Champagne-au-Mont-d'Or6.1 km (12 min)
Dardilly7.2 km (13 min)
Lyon7.4 km (12 min)
Marcy-l'Étoile7.6 km (12 min)
Grézieu-la-Varenne7.8 km (14 min)
Saint-Didier-au-Mont-d'Or7.8 km (15 min)
Oullins7.8 km (15 min)
Chaponost7.9 km (16 min)
La Mulatière8 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

Of ancient origin, the town of Tassin-la-Demi-Lune offers visitors to admire several monuments of architectural interest.

The most important site is surely Tassin-la-Demi-Lune the clock. It takes place on the verge of crossing half-moon of royal roads which gave its name to the city. Built in the early twentieth century, it was renovated in the early 2000s and was included in the inventory of Historical Monuments. This clock column is in stone of Saint-Martin-de-Senozan and can be climbed from the inside through a hollow space. Composed of four decorated dials each two allegories, it also has beautiful floral motifs.

Refurbished in 2007, the Saint-Claude dates from the mid-nineteenth century. Nearby, you can admire the bell tower of the old church that takes place in the priory.

Walking through the city, visitors can admire the ruins of the castle in the rise of the Rocks, and the remains of the white Grange Castle. Some wings of the castle were turned into independent houses around the Gambetta Avenue.

The Church of St. Joseph, built in 1971, has very large bright windows, while the remains of the aqueduct Brévenne still stand proudly on the town.

Green spaces abound in Tassin-la-Demi-Lune and opportunities to walk in nature are numerous. These include the gardens of City Hall, the Apple Park, the Orangerie Park, the Fine Shading park, Beausejour park or the Atrium Park.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

Eventful and diverse and varied events, the city of Tassin-la-Demi-Lune enjoys great dynamism.

Several markets are organized Tassin-la-Demi-Lune, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning and Friday morning. The city also offers a Christmas market.

In March, the city offers its mini-steps, and the strides tassilunoises, a foot race ten kilometers.

The French language and Francophonie festival has several events in March.

long distance cycling race, the 1000 Scott bumps is held annually in April.

The international meetings of the novel are in May.

Every July 13, the city offers a ball of fire and fireworks.

The Olympics Tassin celebrate each sport early September, while 10 km from the Clock is a running race offered at the same time.

The Light Festival, which highlights the film, takes place in October.

Like Lyon, the next town, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune offers its Festival of Lights December 8.


Thursday 19 october
Min. 15°C - Max. 20°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Escape Game "Game It": Full-size escape game - In Lyon
Entertainment24 € Lyon (2.6 km)
Discover Central Lyon by Electric Bike
Culture and education30 € Lyon (4 km)
Guided Tour by Electric Bike with Food Tasting
Entertainment50 € Lyon (4 km)
Lyon by Electric Bike: Tour of Lyon & Food Tasting
Entertainment70 € Lyon (4 km)
Lyon by night: electric bike tour and tasting
Entertainment60 € Lyon (4 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit de bénévent
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Vaugneray (9.8 km)
Le grand tour
Mountain bike itineraryAthletic5h30Thurins (12.9 km)
Point N° 1 : introduction
HikeIntermediate1h25Mornant (17.9 km)
Circuit de randonnée F : Le Moulin du Pêcher
HikeIntermediate2h50Saint-Martin-en-Haut (20 km)
Hidden Treasures Circuit
Village visitEasy1h00Villefranche-sur-Saône (26 km)


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