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Crans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Crans: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 7 km and Dombes at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Crans, 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 Crans in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our...

See Perouges guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dombes guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
 
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Trevoux

Trevoux

at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Trevoux guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 35 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
Lyon

Lyon

at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Anse

Anse

at 37 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Belley

Belley

at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Belley guide
Theize

Theize

at 44 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

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

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty...

See Bagnols guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Crans

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Markets in and near Crans

  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (12km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (14km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (15km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (17km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (19km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (21km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Crans, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (39km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (52km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (27km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (37km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (33km)
  • Parc de Gerland (35km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (38km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (26km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (32km)
  • Roche de Solutré (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (17km)
  • Vonnas (32km)
  • Ecully (38km)
  • Morestel (39km)
  • Chaponnay (42km)
  • Macon (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Crans is in the east of France at 27 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Crans is 386 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Crans

Canton: Chalamont

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Crans

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

from Paris: 386 km

from Calais: 606 km

from Nice: 300 km

from Bordeaux: 467 km

from Strasbourg: 349 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chalamont, Chatillon-la-Palud, Rignieux-le-Franc, Saint-Eloi and Villieu-Loyes-Mollon.

This page in French: Visiter Crans

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