Belley tourism and travel guide

Photo of Belley in Ain

Visit Belley: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of your visit to Belley

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Belley. For detailed visitor information see the Belley travel guide.

Belley is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 61 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Belley is 426 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chambery at 28 km and Cremieu at 34 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Belley, 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 Belley 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 Belley

Markets in and near Belley

Market days in Belley: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Belley: market Saturday (0km)
  • Culoz: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Morestel: market Sunday (19km)
  • Novalaise: market Wednesday & Sunday (19km)
  • Albens: market Friday (20km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (23km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (25km)
  • Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin: market Monday (25km)

More information about Belley, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Belley, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Belley.


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (17km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (36km)
  • Chartreuse (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (18km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges du Fier (31km)
  • Mont Granier (38km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (39km)
  • Roc de Chere (41km)
  • Mont Veyrier (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (18km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Aix-les-Bains (19km)
  • Morestel (19km)
  • Nances (21km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (32km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Belley

Canton: Belley

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Belley

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 426 km

from Calais: 643 km

from Nice: 261 km

from Bordeaux: 500 km

from Strasbourg: 351 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andert-et-Condon, Arbignieu, Brens, Chazey-Bons, Colomieu, Contrevoz, Cressin-Rochefort, Flaxieu, Magnieu, Marignieu, Nattages, Parves, Pollieu, Saint-Champ, Saint-Germain-les-Paroisses and Virignin.

This page in French: Visiter Belley