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Cize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cize in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 17 km from Cize

Visit Cize: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 17 km and Perouges at 39 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cize, 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 Cize in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 17 km (direction west)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 49 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest...

See Macon guide


at 52 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Belley guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

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

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style...

See Tournus abbey guide


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

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus,...

See Tournus guide


at 61 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an...

See Brancion guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 68 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 68 km (direction 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 68 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cize


Markets in and near Cize

  • Poncin: market Monday (14km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (17km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (27km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (28km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (31km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (34km)

More information about Cize, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Cize, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (17km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (40km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (43km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (46km)
  • Col de la Faucille (48km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (51km)
  • Seille (Saône) (52km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (52km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (54km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (54km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (35km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (43km)

Geography and distances

Cize is in the east of France at 17 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Cize is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cize

Canton: Ceyzériat

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Cize

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 590 km

from Nice: 313 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 316 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bolozon, Corveissiat, Drom, Grand-Corent, Hautecourt-Romaneche, Leyssard, Peyriat, Serrieres-sur-Ain, Simandre-sur-Suran and Villereversure.

This page in French: Visiter Cize

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