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Journans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Journans in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 10 km from Journans

Visit Journans: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 10 km and Perouges at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Journans, 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 Journans in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in...

See Cremieu guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Trevoux guide


at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 50 km (direction south-east)

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of your...

See Belley guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 57 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 57 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey...

See Tournus abbey guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Journans


Markets in and near Journans

  • Poncin: market Monday (9km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (11km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (27km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (27km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (28km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (28km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (29km)

More information about Journans, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Journans, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (10km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (29km)
  • Trevoux (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (57km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (58km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (55km)
  • Parc de Gerland (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (48km)
  • Seille (Saône) (51km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (51km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (51km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (54km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (54km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (62km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (27km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (35km)
  • Macon (42km)
  • Ecully (59km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (55km)

Geography and distances

Journans is in the east of France at 10 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Journans is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Journans

Canton: Pont-d'Ain

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Journans

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 592 km

from Nice: 312 km

from Bordeaux: 482 km

from Strasbourg: 327 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bohas-Meyriat-Rignat, Certines, Ceyzeriat, La Trancliere, Montagnat, Ramasse, Revonnas, Saint-Just, Saint-Martin-du-Mont, Tossiat and Villereversure.

This page in French: Visiter Journans

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