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Charnoz-sur-Ain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Perouges at 5 km from Charnoz-sur-Ain

Visit Charnoz-sur-Ain: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 5 km and Cremieu at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charnoz-sur-Ain, 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 Charnoz-sur-Ain in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction north-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect...

See Dombes guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums,...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Trevoux guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight...

See Belley guide


at 40 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide


at 47 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide


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

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

See Theize guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charnoz-sur-Ain


Markets in and near Charnoz-sur-Ain

  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (7km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (10km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (13km)
  • Pont-de-Cheruy: market Sunday (14km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Cremieu: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Meyzieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (21km)

More information about Charnoz-sur-Ain, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Charnoz-sur-Ain, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (36km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (33km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (30km)
  • Parc de Gerland (32km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (42km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (23km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (29km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (7km)
  • Morestel (29km)
  • Chaponnay (35km)
  • Ecully (36km)
  • Vonnas (42km)
  • Nances (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (30km)

Geography and distances

Charnoz-sur-Ain is in the east of France at 37 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Charnoz-sur-Ain is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charnoz-sur-Ain

Canton: Meximieux

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Charnoz-sur-Ain

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 617 km

from Nice: 290 km

from Bordeaux: 467 km

from Strasbourg: 357 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Charnoz-sur-Ain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blyes, Bourg-Saint-Christophe, Chazey-sur-Ain, Leyment, Meximieux, Perouges, Saint-Jean-de-Niost, Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, Saint-Vulbas, Sainte-Julie and Villieu-Loyes-Mollon.

This page in French: Visiter Charnoz-sur-Ain

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