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Ambronay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Perouges at 18 km from Ambronay

Visit Ambronay: highlights and tourist information

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Ambronay is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 18 km and Bourg-en-Bresse at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ambronay, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ambronay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite...

See Perouges guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 28 km (direction west)

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect...

See Dombes guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in France, Cremieu...

See Cremieu guide


at 36 km (direction south-east)

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight...

See Belley guide


at 46 km (direction west)

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several...

See Trevoux guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 48 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple...

See Belleville guide


at 50 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at...

See Anse guide


at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit...

See Macon guide


at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa towns in France...

See Aix-les-Bains guide


at 59 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ain

Map of places to visit near Ambronay


Markets in and near Ambronay

  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (5km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (9km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (11km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (19km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (24km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (25km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (29km)

More information about Ambronay, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ambronay, France

What to do at Ambronay? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ambronay.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (52km)
  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (54km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Cremieu (32km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (48km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (46km)
  • Parc de Gerland (48km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (39km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (46km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (59km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (20km)
  • Vonnas (37km)
  • Morestel (38km)
  • Ecully (52km)
  • Macon (52km)
  • Chaponnay (53km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (47km)

Geography and distances

Ambronay is in the east of France at 24 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Ambronay is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ambronay

Canton: Ambérieu-en-Bugey

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Ambronay

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 607 km

from Nice: 297 km

from Bordeaux: 481 km

from Strasbourg: 339 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ambronay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amberieu-en-Bugey, Chateau-Gaillard, Douvres, Druillat, Jujurieux, Pont-d'Ain, Priay, Saint-Denis-en-Bugey, Saint-Jean-le-Vieux and Varambon.

This page in French: Visiter Ambronay

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