©

Givors trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Givors

Trip Planner Europe  /  France  /  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  /  Rhone  /  Givors
(2.3/5 based on 10+ reviews for 1 attraction)
Things to do: fun & games
Givors is a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon in Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France.LocationIt lies at the confluence of the Rhone and the Gier about 25km south of Lyon and on the main road between that city and Saint-Étienne. It lies between the Monts du Lyonnais to the north and west and the foothills of Mont Pilat to the south and west. The city has long served as a crossroads between the communities of the Rhône and those of the Loire. The A47 autoroute runs through the heart of Givors connecting it to Saint-Étienne, Lyon and Vienne. Givors is also a northern gateway to the Pilat Regional Natural Park.HistoryEarly yearsBefore Roman times the Segusiavi occupied the territory where the present city of Givors is found. The fishing community lay on the Roman Via Aquitania. The Tour de Varissan was a Roman post of some importance.In 1032 the province came under rule of the emperor Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, and was German until 1157, when Frederick Barbarossa officially recognizes that the province belonged to the Kingdom of France. In the 12th century the current city of Givors came into the possession of the Archbishop of Lyon, who was both temporal and spiritual leader of the region. In 1208 the archbishop of Lyon, Renaud de Forez, decided to build a stone castle halfway up the Saint Gerald hill. The Castle of Saint Gerald was the residence of the canons representing the archbishop in Givors. The castle was destroyed in 1591 when Givors was stormed by the troops of Lesdiguières, and was never rebuilt. Today, the ruins of the castle of Saint-Gerald may still be detected.
Add Givors and other destinations in France to your travel itinerary using our France trip generator.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Givors

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Givors

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Givors:
Sightseeing, museums, zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, childrens museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Museums, spas, fun & games
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Museums
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Rhone

13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Lyon BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Lyon BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Lyon BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Lyon BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Lyon & South of France BY A USER FROM FRANCE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in France BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, culture, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News