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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

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

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.

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

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!

Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Chambery

Chambery

at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant...

See Chambery guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 34 km (direction west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
Annecy

Annecy

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

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal...

See Annecy guide
 
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Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

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

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make...

See Lake Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

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

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty...

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can...

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide
Talloires

Talloires

at 42 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Talloires guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Perouges guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 61 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Belley, France

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

Aquarium

  • 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Belley is in the east of France at 61 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Belley is 426 kilometres from Paris).

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

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