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Visit Ars-sur-Formans: highlights and tourist information

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Ars-sur-Formans is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 39 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Ars-sur-Formans is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Trevoux at 7 km and Anse at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ars-sur-Formans, 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 Ars-sur-Formans in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Ars-sur-Formans


Markets in and near Ars-sur-Formans

  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (5km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (6km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Anse: market Friday (11km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (11km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (13km)
  • Neuville-sur-Saone: market Friday (13km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (16km)

More information about Ars-sur-Formans, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ars-sur-Formans, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (30km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (35km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (7km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (18km)
  • Cremieu (45km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (49km)
  • Saint-Galmier (59km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (27km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (11km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (11km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (24km)
  • Parc de Gerland (26km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (44km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (23km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (24km)
  • Roche de Solutré (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (25km)
  • Vonnas (28km)
  • Macon (34km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (41km)
  • Chaponnay (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (24km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (32km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ars-sur-Formans

Canton: Reyrieux

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Ars-sur-Formans

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 592 km

from Nice: 320 km

from Bordeaux: 440 km

from Strasbourg: 363 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Ars-sur-Formans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauregard, Chaleins, Fareins, Frans, Jassans-Riottier, Messimy-sur-Saone, Miserieux, Rance, Saint-Didier-de-Formans, Saint-Jean-de-Thurigneux, Sainte-Euphemie, Savigneux, Toussieux and Villeneuve.

This page in French: Visiter Ars-sur-Formans

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