Gex tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gex in Ain

Photo is of Divonne-les-Bains at 7 km from Gex

Visit Gex: highlights and tourist information

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Gex 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 Gex in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Divonne-les-Bains at 7 km and Yvoire at 21 km.

Gex, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The village of Yvoire on the banks of Lake Geneva is extraordinarily pretty and...

See Yvoire guide
Thonon les Bains

Thonon les Bains

at 32 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Tourist activity here at Thonon-les-Bains on Lac Leman is based around the lakefront, views...

See Thonon les Bains guide


at 40 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Evian is a very lovely town, also well known as a spa town and...

See Evian guide


at 49 km (direction south), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy, enhanced further...

See Annecy guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 49 km (direction south), in the Haute-Savoie department

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it an exceptional region to...

See Lake Annecy guide


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction north-west), in the Jura department

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded slopes and...

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


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

Morzine is a popular ski resort within the Portes du Soleil ski region in...

See Morzine guide


at 54 km (direction west-north-west), in the Jura department

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed to explore...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

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

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and very popular with French...

See La Clusaz guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction north-west), in the Jura department

One of the key reasons to visit the pretty village of Chateau-Chalon is its...

See Chateau-Chalon guide


at 62 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

While Mont-Blanc and the mountain scenery is the main attraction, Sallanches itself is pleasant...

See Sallanches guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Gex


Markets in and near Gex

Market days in Gex: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Gex: market Saturday (0km)
  • Divonne-les-Bains: market Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Ferney-Voltaire: market Saturday (9km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (13km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (16km)
  • Douvaine: market Sunday (19km)
  • Gaillard: market Saturday (21km)
  • Annemasse: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Morez: market Saturday all day (21km)
  • Ville-la-Grand: market Sunday (21km)

More information about Gex, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Gex, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (10km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (14km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Labyrinthe - Jardin des Cinq Sens (21km)
  • Jardin d'eau de pré curieux (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Col de la Faucille (5km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (9km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (14km)
  • Lac des Rousses (19km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (24km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (27km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (31km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (31km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (35km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (35km)
  • Lac de Narlay (36km)
  • Cascade de la Diomaz (37km)
  • Lac du Vernois (37km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (37km)
  • Lac du Val (37km)
  • Lac du Fioget (38km)
  • Cascade de la Billaude (39km)
  • Lac de Chambly (40km)
  • Mole (40km)
  • Lac de Chalain (43km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (43km)
  • Roc d'Enfer (45km)
  • Col de la Colombière (50km)
  • Col de Romme (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Gex is in the east of France at 66 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Gex is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gex

Canton: Gex

Arrondissement: Gex

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Gex

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 395 km

from Calais: 599 km

from Nice: 308 km

from Bordeaux: 543 km

from Strasbourg: 280 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cessy, Divonne-les-Bains, Echenevex, Grilly, Mijoux, Sauverny, Segny, Versonnex and Vesancy.

This page in French: Visiter Gex