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Visit Frans: highlights and tourist information

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Frans is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 43 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Frans is 367 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Frans

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)

More information about Frans, Rhone-Alpes

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 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)

Geography and distances

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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