Rhone places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Ain department of the Rhone-Alpes. See also our detailed Ain guide.

Ain sightseeing and tourist information

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Belley

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of your visit to Belley [...]

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Bourg-en-Bresse

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow time to visit th nearby Royal Monaster [...]

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Divonne-les-Bains

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now has a leisure lake and golf course [...]

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Dombes

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and bird-watching [...]

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Perouges

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to be found in France [...]

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Trevoux

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying testament to its past importance [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Ain travel guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Ain

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Amberieu-en-Bugey: Wednesday
Amberieux-en-Dombes: Wednesday
Beligneux: Sunday
Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: Thursday all day
Belley: Saturday
Bourg-en-Bresse: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday
Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: Saturday
Culoz: Wednesday
Divonne-les-Bains: Sunday & Friday
Dombes: Tuesday
Ferney-Voltaire: Saturday
Gex: Saturday
Hauteville-Lompnes: Saturday
Jassans-Riottier: Saturday
Lagnieu: Monday
Meximieux: Wednesday
Miribel: Thursday
Montluel: Friday
Montmerle-sur-Saone: Sunday
Montrevel-en-Bresse: Tuesday
Oyonnax: Thursday & Saturday & Monday
Poncin: Monday
Pont-d'Ain: Saturday
Pont-de-Vaux: Wednesday
Pont-de-Veyle: Monday
Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: Sunday
Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: Saturday
Thoiry: Sunday
Trevoux: Saturday
Vonnas: Thursday

Selected tourist attractions in the Ain department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne

Saint-Vulbas

Vonnas

Sites of Natural Beauty

Col de la Faucille

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardins du Ch√Ęteau de Saint-Bernard

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne

Trevoux: Tourist guide

National Monuments

Brou Royal Monastery

Voltaire Chateau

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Perouges: Tourist guide