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Echallon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Echallon in Ain

Photo is of Divonne-les-Bains at 35 km from Echallon

Visit Echallon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Divonne-les-Bains at 35 km and Bourg-en-Bresse at 39 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Echallon, 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 Echallon in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now has...

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal...

See Annecy guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it...

See Lake Annecy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The village of Yvoire on the banks of Lake Geneva...

See Yvoire guide


at 50 km (direction south)

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

See Belley guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty...

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 53 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can hire a...

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide


at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on...

See Talloires guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Perouges guide

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

Map of places to visit near Echallon


Markets in and near Echallon

  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (9km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (13km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (19km)
  • Valleiry: market Sunday (21km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Julien-en-Genevois: market Friday (27km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (28km)
  • Gex: market Saturday (28km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (29km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (29km)

More information about Echallon, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Echallon, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (29km)
  • Brou Royal Monastery (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • La Roche-sur-Foron (47km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (23km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (28km)
  • Col de la Faucille (28km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (33km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (38km)
  • Gorges du Fier (41km)
  • Lac des Rousses (42km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (43km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (43km)
  • Mont Veyrier (49km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (52km)
  • Roc de Chere (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Yvoire (48km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (55km)

Geography and distances

Echallon is in the east of France at 39 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Echallon is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Echallon

Canton: Oyonnax-Nord

Arrondissement: Nantua

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Echallon

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 599 km

from Nice: 304 km

from Bordeaux: 515 km

from Strasbourg: 304 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleydoux, Champfromier, Charix, Giron, Montanges, Plagne and Saint-Germain-de-Joux.

This page in French: Visiter Echallon

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