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Ars-sur-Formans tourism and travel guide

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Ars-sur-Formans is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Trevoux at 7 km and Anse at 10 km.

Ars-sur-Formans, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction south-west)

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying...

See Trevoux guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

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at 14 km (direction north-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

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at 14 km (direction east)

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and...

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at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the...

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at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to...

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Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages...

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at 25 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery designed...

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Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 26 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

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

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Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 26 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

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at 26 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

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at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide

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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)

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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

Ars-sur-Formans is 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).

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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