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Joyeux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Joyeux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Dombes at 9 km and Perouges at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Joyeux, 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 Joyeux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Dombes

Dombes

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Dombes guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction south-east)

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

See Perouges guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Trevoux guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
 
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Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Anse

Anse

at 29 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains...

See Anse guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Theize

Theize

at 37 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 38 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to...

See Bagnols guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of...

See Oingt guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide

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Map of places to visit near Joyeux

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Markets in and near Joyeux

  • Dombes: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (11km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (12km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (13km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (19km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (20km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Joyeux, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (34km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (48km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (31km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (28km)
  • Parc de Gerland (30km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (31km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (21km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (27km)
  • Roche de Solutré (48km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (21km)
  • Vonnas (29km)
  • Ecully (32km)
  • Chaponnay (39km)
  • Macon (43km)
  • Morestel (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (28km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Joyeux is in the east of France at 29 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Joyeux is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Joyeux

Canton: Meximieux

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Joyeux

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 382 km

from Calais: 604 km

from Nice: 304 km

from Bordeaux: 460 km

from Strasbourg: 354 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Birieux, Chalamont, Le Montellier, Saint-Eloi and Versailleux.

This page in French: Visiter Joyeux

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