Douvres tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Perouges at 18 km from Douvres

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Douvres 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 Douvres in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 18 km and Bourg-en-Bresse at 26 km.

Douvres, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Perouges guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

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
Dombes

Dombes

at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Dombes guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 31 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
 
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Belley

Belley

at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Belley guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 46 km (direction west)

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

See Trevoux guide
Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

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

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon

Lyon

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

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 54 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Macon

Macon

at 54 km (direction west-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
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 60 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
Chambery

Chambery

at 64 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to visit and...

See Chambery guide

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Markets in and near Douvres

  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (7km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (10km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (11km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (18km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (23km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (27km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Douvres, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (52km)
  • Aquarium de Lyon (52km)

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)

  • Cremieu (31km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (48km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (46km)
  • Parc de Gerland (48km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (39km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (45km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (60km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (19km)
  • Morestel (36km)
  • Vonnas (39km)
  • Chaponnay (52km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (53km)
  • Macon (54km)
  • Nances (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Douvres is in the east of France at 26 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Douvres is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Douvres

Canton: Ambérieu-en-Bugey

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Douvres

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 295 km

from Bordeaux: 481 km

from Strasbourg: 340 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amberieu-en-Bugey, Ambronay, Ambutrix, Bettant, Chateau-Gaillard, Jujurieux, Saint-Denis-en-Bugey, Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey and Varambon.

This page in French: Visiter Douvres