Chateau-Gaillard tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chateau-Gaillard: highlights and tourist information

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Chateau-Gaillard is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 27 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Chateau-Gaillard is 390 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 13 km and Dombes at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chateau-Gaillard, 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 Chateau-Gaillard in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Chateau-Gaillard

Markets in and near Chateau-Gaillard

  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (8km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (9km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (15km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (18km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (23km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (24km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (27km)

More information about Chateau-Gaillard, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chateau-Gaillard, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chateau-Gaillard.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (47km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (41km)
  • Parc de Gerland (43km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (46km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (34km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (40km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (16km)
  • Morestel (36km)
  • Vonnas (36km)
  • Ecully (46km)
  • Chaponnay (48km)
  • Macon (52km)
  • Nances (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateau-Gaillard

Canton: Ambérieu-en-Bugey

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Chateau-Gaillard

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 390 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 296 km

from Bordeaux: 476 km

from Strasbourg: 344 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chateau-Gaillard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amberieu-en-Bugey, Ambronay, Ambutrix, Bettant, Chatillon-la-Palud, Douvres, Leyment, Priay, Saint-Denis-en-Bugey, Saint-Maurice-de-Remens, Vaux-en-Bugey and Villette-sur-Ain.

This page in French: Visiter Chateau-Gaillard