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Visit Frans: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Trevoux at 5 km and Anse at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Frans, 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 Frans in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Trevoux

Trevoux

at 5 km (direction south)

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

See Trevoux guide
Anse

Anse

at 7 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Theize

Theize

at 13 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when exploring the...

See Theize guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 13 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
 
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Bagnols

Bagnols

at 15 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages...

See Oingt guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Dombes guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 22 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Perouges guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 34 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Macon

Macon

at 36 km (direction east), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to...

See Macon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Frans

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Markets in and near Frans

  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (1km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (6km)
  • Anse: market Friday (8km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (11km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (14km)
  • Neuville-sur-Saone: market Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (16km)
  • Le Bois-d'Oingt: market Tuesday (17km)

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Tourist attractions near Frans, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (30km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (35km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (5km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (21km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (46km)
  • Cremieu (48km)
  • Saint-Galmier (56km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (27km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (8km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (9km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (24km)
  • Parc de Gerland (26km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (41km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (50km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (24km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (24km)
  • Roche de Solutré (35km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (24km)
  • Vonnas (31km)
  • Macon (35km)
  • Chaponnay (42km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (25km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (29km)
 
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Geography and distances

Frans is in the east of France at 43 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Frans is 367 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Frans

Canton: Trévoux

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Frans

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 367 km

from Calais: 592 km

from Nice: 322 km

from Bordeaux: 436 km

from Strasbourg: 366 km

Getting here

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

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arnas, Ars-sur-Formans, Beauregard, Chaleins, Fareins, Gleize, Jassans-Riottier, Limas, Miserieux, Pommiers, Reyrieux, Saint-Bernard, Saint-Didier-de-Formans, Sainte-Euphemie, Toussieux, Trevoux, Villefranche-sur-Saone and Villeneuve.

This page in French: Visiter Frans

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