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Challex tourism and travel guide

Photo of Challex in Ain

Photo is of Divonne-les-Bains at 24 km from Challex

Visit Challex: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Divonne-les-Bains at 24 km and Annecy at 33 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Challex, 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 Challex in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Annecy guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

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

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

See Lake Annecy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Yvoire guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

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

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

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

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

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

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide


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

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

See Talloires guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based...

See Thonon les Bains guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and...

See La Clusaz guide


at 51 km (direction south-west)

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

See Belley guide


at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Evian is a very lovely town, also well known as...

See Evian guide


Ski resort at 62 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Megeve is among the most prestigious of the French ski resorts...

See Megeve guide

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

Map of places to visit near Challex


Markets in and near Challex

  • Thoiry: market Sunday (7km)
  • Valleiry: market Sunday (8km)
  • Saint-Julien-en-Genevois: market Friday (10km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (14km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (14km)
  • Gaillard: market Saturday (19km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (19km)
  • Annemasse: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Ville-la-Grand: market Sunday (22km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (24km)

More information about Challex, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Challex, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (14km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Roche-sur-Foron (29km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (28km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col de la Faucille (22km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (24km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (24km)
  • Gorges du Fier (31km)
  • Mont Veyrier (35km)
  • Lac des Rousses (37km)
  • Mole (38km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (38km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (39km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (39km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (41km)
  • Roc de Chere (41km)
  • Col de la Colombière (44km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Challex is in the east of France at 57 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Challex is 403 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Challex

Canton: Collonges

Arrondissement: Gex

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Challex

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 403 km

from Calais: 611 km

from Nice: 294 km

from Bordeaux: 531 km

from Strasbourg: 299 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Collonges, Farges, Peron, Pougny and Saint-Jean-de-Gonville.

This page in French: Visiter Challex

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