Echallon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Echallon: highlights and tourist information

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Echallon is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 39 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Echallon is 389 kilometres from Paris).

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!

 
 

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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

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

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