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Jayat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Jayat in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 20 km from Jayat

Visit Jayat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 20 km and Macon at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Jayat, 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 Jayat in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Macon

Macon

at 23 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus,...

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style...

See Tournus abbey guide
 
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Brancion

Brancion

at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an...

See Brancion guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 31 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Cluny

Cluny

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

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France...

See Cluny guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th century, is...

See Cormatin guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide
Lons-le-Saunier

Lons-le-Saunier

at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 51 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 54 km (direction south-west)

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

See Trevoux guide
Baume-les-Messieurs

Baume-les-Messieurs

Most Beautiful Village at 56 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide

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

Map of places to visit near Jayat

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Markets in and near Jayat

  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (19km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (19km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (21km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (24km)
  • Charnay-les-Macon: market Friday (26km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (27km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Jayat, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (32km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (20km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (28km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (36km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (46km)
  • Jardin des jeux du château d'Arlay (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (22km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (22km)
  • Roche de Solutré (32km)
  • Source - la Seille (62km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (19km)
  • Macon (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Jayat is in the east of France at 20 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Jayat is 346 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Jayat

Canton: Montrevel-en-Bresse

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Jayat

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 346 km

from Calais: 563 km

from Nice: 341 km

from Bordeaux: 475 km

from Strasbourg: 316 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bereziat, Etrez, Foissiat, Lescheroux, Malafretaz, Marsonnas, Montrevel-en-Bresse, Saint-Jean-sur-Reyssouze and Saint-Julien-sur-Reyssouze.

This page in French: Visiter Jayat

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