Things to do in Villefranche-sur-Saône

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Start with the Top Sights in Villefranche-sur-Saône

If you're in Villefranche-sur-Saône to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.


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Happy City

⭐️ 4.3 (900)


⭐️ 4.3 (496)

Beaujolais Camping Park

⭐️ 3.5 (343)

Eureka Escape Game Villefranche

⭐️ 4.9 (290)

Plan d'Eau de Bordelan

⭐️ 4.0 (273)

Museum Paul Dini

⭐️ 4.3 (194)

Closed Escape Game Villefranche

⭐️ 4.5 (175)

Château de Rochetaillée-sur-Saône

⭐️ 4.4 (72)

Piscine Saint-Exupéry de Villefranche-sur-Saône

⭐️ 4.3 (68)


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Checkout these incredible local experiences in Villefranche-sur-Saône

These are curated, high quality experiences in Villefranche-sur-Saône hosted by locals!

Lyon Highlights & Secrets Tour

End your night in some of the best bars in Villefranche-sur-Saône

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Villefranche-sur-Saône, curated exclusively for you.

Ayers Rock (Aussie Pub)

⭐️ 4 (1236)

Price Range: $$

Ninkasi Villefranche

⭐️ 4 (801)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (794)

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L'École des grands - Restaurant festif

⭐️ 4.1 (495)

Price Range: $$

Capricho Bistro Latino

⭐️ 4.8 (306)

The National Coffee

⭐️ 4.5 (284)

Price Range: $$

La Chapelle

⭐️ 4.5 (221)

Le 91 Bar à vin, restaurant

⭐️ 4.4 (215)

Price Range: $$

Le Lève Tôt - Family’s café Bar/Restaurant

⭐️ 4.3 (112)

Price Range: $$

Central Caffe

⭐️ 4 (105)

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⭐️ 4.8 (87)

Pick from the best places to stay in Villefranche-sur-Saône

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Check out these bookable attractions in Villefranche-sur-Saône

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Villefranche-sur-Saône.

Pedicab Tour of Lyon

Admission to the Musée des Confluences

City Tram Tour

Vieux Lyon Walking Tour

Haunted Places and Ghost Stories Game

Lyon City Card

La Croix-Rousse District Tour

Lyon City Card

Historic Neighborhoods Walking Tour

Fourvière Hill and Roman Ruins Audio App Tour

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Villefranche-sur-Saône?

Hungry? We've got the best rated, the best of the best.

Le Faisan Doré

⭐️ 4.3 (783)

Price Range: $$$

Restaurant Le Belooga

⭐️ 4.3 (340)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Explore the Citadelle of Villefranche-sur-Saone: The fortification, built in the 12th century, is the largest in Europe and offers an excellent view over the city.
  2. Visit Rochebonne Castle: This castle dating back to the 11th century is located near the Saône River, and is a great place to get a glimpse of Villefranche-sur-Saone’s past.
  3. Stop by the Sunday Markets: Held in the Jean-Jaurès Park, the markets offer an array of items ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables, to handcrafted jewelry, to clothing items and more.

Villefranche-sur-Saone offers beautiful outdoor activities and experiences all year round, but arguably the best time to visit is during the spring months when the weather is mild and the hills and valleys surrounding the city are in full bloom. Summer is also a great opportunity to explore the city and its surrounding area, with long days perfect for sightseeing, while autumn is perfect for experiencing the warm wines and fresh foods the region is known for.

Villefranche-sur-Saone is an ideal destination for every traveler. An ideal amount of days to spend here is three days. On the first day, tourists can explore the city's attractions including its vibrant botanical parks and interesting art galleries. On the second day, tourists can get even more immersed in the charming local culture by visiting some historical sites and the old town. On the last day, they can enjoy some leisure activities at the nearby villages or relax at the nearby beaches.

Visiting Villefranche-sur-Saone, France is best done using the city's public transportation. The Villefranche-sur-Saone tram system and public buses efficiently connect the city's major landmarks, while bike and moped rentals give travelers more freedom to explore the city. For those venturing farther out of the city, the local train station offers easy direct access to surrounding towns.

Villefranche-sur-Saone is a great place to take the family for a holiday. There are plenty of activities for kids to enjoy, from the local amusement park to the botanical gardens. The city is full of beautiful parks, museums, and monuments, providing children with plenty of cultural experiences. Shopping and sightseeing are also popular pastimes, making Villefranche-sur-Saone an excellent destination for an exciting and educational family break.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Villefranche-sur-Saône. To start off we'd have to mention Ayers Rock (Aussie Pub), Le Soffite, WYNWOOD PUB. Check out our page on the best bars in Villefranche-sur-Saône.

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