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Left to right: The tower, the town hall and the church
Left to right: The tower, the town hall and the church
Coat of arms of Brindas
Coat of arms
Brindas is located in France
Coordinates: 45°43′19″N 4°41′39″E / 45.7219°N 4.6942°E / 45.7219; 4.6942Coordinates: 45°43′19″N 4°41′39″E / 45.7219°N 4.6942°E / 45.7219; 4.6942
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Department Rhône
Arrondissement Villefranche-sur-Saône
Canton Brignais
Intercommunality Communauté de communes des Vallons du Lyonnais
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Jean
Area1 11.27 km2 (4.35 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 5,651
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 69028 /69126
Elevation 232–371 m (761–1,217 ft)
(avg. 326 m or 1,070 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Brindas is a commune of the Rhône department in eastern France.


It lies about 15 km (9,5 mi) South-West of Lyon, but not included in the Metropolis of Lyon.


Brindas is often regarded as the second home of Guignol, a French puppet show from Lyon. The name of the village was often quoted in parts of Guignol plays as several Guignol entertainers used to spend holiday time in this village. Pierre Neichthauser, mayor of Brindas from 1929 until 1940, was also the puppeteer for the character Gnafron in his Guignol Mourguet theatre.

A Guignol museum-theater ("Musée-théâtre Guignol") was opened in Brindas in 2008 (year of Guignol's bicentenary).

See also[edit]

Communes of the Rhône department


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