Blyes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Blyes in Ain

Photo is of Perouges at 8 km from Blyes

Visit Blyes: highlights and tourist information

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Blyes 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 Blyes in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 8 km and Cremieu at 13 km.

Blyes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 13 km (direction south), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dombes guide
Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

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at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Belley guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Trevoux guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 42 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make it one of...

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at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide


at 49 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


at 50 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide

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Map of places to visit near Blyes


Markets in and near Blyes

  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (10km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (10km)
  • Pont-de-Cheruy: market Sunday (12km)
  • Cremieu: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (15km)
  • Meyzieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Genas: market Sunday (23km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Blyes, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Blyes, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (36km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (31km)
  • Parc de Gerland (33km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (45km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (24km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (30km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (4km)
  • Morestel (26km)
  • Chaponnay (34km)
  • Ecully (37km)
  • Vonnas (46km)
  • Nances (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (31km)

Geography and distances

Blyes is in the east of France at 40 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Blyes is 400 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Blyes

Canton: Lagnieu

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Blyes

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 400 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 287 km

from Bordeaux: 469 km

from Strasbourg: 358 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charnoz-sur-Ain, Chazey-sur-Ain, Hieres-sur-Amby, Saint-Jean-de-Niost, Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, Saint-Vulbas and Sainte-Julie.

This page in French: Visiter Blyes