Bellegarde-sur-Valserine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine in Ain

Photo is of Annecy at 34 km from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

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Bellegarde-sur-Valserine 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 Bellegarde-sur-Valserine in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Annecy at 34 km and Lake Annecy at 34 km.

Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy, enhanced further...

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Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it an exceptional region to...

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at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

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Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty village on the banks...

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at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can hire a boat to explore...

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at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on the shores of...

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at 47 km (direction west)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow time to...

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at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Savoie department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The village of Yvoire on the banks of Lake Geneva is extraordinarily pretty and...

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La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and very popular with French...

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Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Isere department

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

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at 67 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village on the hill...

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Markets in and near Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

Market days in Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: weekly market: Thursday all day;

  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (0km)
  • Valleiry: market Sunday (12km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (17km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (19km)
  • Saint-Julien-en-Genevois: market Friday (20km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (21km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (22km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (28km)
  • Culoz: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (27km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Roche-sur-Foron (38km)
  • Cremieu (61km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges du Fier (29km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (31km)
  • Col de la Faucille (33km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (34km)
  • Mont Veyrier (37km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (39km)
  • Roc de Chere (42km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (44km)
  • Lac des Rousses (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (52km)

Geography and distances

Bellegarde-sur-Valserine is in the east of France at 47 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Bellegarde-sur-Valserine is 401 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

Canton: Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

Arrondissement: Nantua

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 401 km

from Calais: 612 km

from Nice: 291 km

from Bordeaux: 518 km

from Strasbourg: 311 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Billiat, Chatillon-en-Michaille, Clarafond, Confort, Eloise, Lancrans, Leaz, Montanges, Saint-Germain-sur-Rhone and Villes.

This page in French: Visiter Bellegarde-sur-Valserine