Chateau-Gaillard tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Perouges at 13 km from Chateau-Gaillard

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 13 km and Dombes at 24 km.

Chateau-Gaillard, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 24 km (direction west)

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

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at 26 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


at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 41 km (direction west)

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

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Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 43 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 43 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 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

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

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

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at 46 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

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at 52 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to nearby Lamartine's...

See Macon guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

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

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at 57 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the village that...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Chateau-Gaillard, France

What to do at Chateau-Gaillard? 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

Chateau-Gaillard is in the east of France at 27 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Chateau-Gaillard is 390 kilometres from Paris).

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