Briord tourism and travel guide

Photo of Briord in Ain

Photo is of Belley at 17 km from Briord

Visit Briord: highlights and tourist information

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Briord 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 Briord in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belley at 17 km and Cremieu at 17 km.

Briord, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Belley guide


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

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

See Cremieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dombes guide


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

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to visit and...

See Chambery guide
Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

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

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

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at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Vienne (town) guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ain

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Map of places to visit near Briord


Markets in and near Briord

  • Morestel: market Sunday (12km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (16km)
  • Cremieu: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Belley: market Saturday (18km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Pont-de-Cheruy: market Sunday (22km)
  • La Tour-du-Pin: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (24km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (25km)

More information about Briord, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Briord, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (35km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Cremieu (17km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (54km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (41km)
  • Gorges du Fier (46km)
  • Mont Granier (50km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (19km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Morestel (12km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (14km)
  • Nances (34km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (36km)
  • Chaponnay (44km)

Geography and distances

Briord is in the east of France at 50 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Briord is 414 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Briord

Canton: Lhuis

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Briord

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 414 km

from Calais: 633 km

from Nice: 272 km

from Bordeaux: 483 km

from Strasbourg: 356 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benonces, Bouvesse-Quirieu, Lhuis, Lompnas, Montagnieu, Montalieu-Vercieu, Ordonnaz, Porcieu-Amblagnieu, Seillonnaz and Serrieres-de-Briord.

This page in French: Visiter Briord