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Leyssard tourism and travel guide

Photo of Leyssard in Ain

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

Visit Leyssard: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 20 km and Perouges at 36 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Leyssard, 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 Leyssard in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 20 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 36 km (direction south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 46 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Belley guide


at 51 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus abbey guide


at 63 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Tournus guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 66 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 66 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 66 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide

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

Map of places to visit near Leyssard


Markets in and near Leyssard

  • Poncin: market Monday (10km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (16km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (18km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (20km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (22km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (27km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (30km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (33km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Leyssard, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Leyssard, France

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

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 (40km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (41km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (46km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (47km)
  • Col de la Faucille (48km)
  • Gorges du Fier (52km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (53km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (57km)
  • Seille (Saône) (58km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (38km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (39km)

Geography and distances

Leyssard is in the east of France at 20 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Leyssard is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Leyssard

Canton: Izernore

Arrondissement: Nantua

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Leyssard

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

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 596 km

from Nice: 307 km

from Bordeaux: 494 km

from Strasbourg: 320 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bolozon, Brion, Ceignes, Challes, Cize, Condamine, Grand-Corent, Hautecourt-Romaneche, Maillat, Nurieux-Volognat, Peyriat, Saint-Martin-du-Frene and Serrieres-sur-Ain.

This page in French: Visiter Leyssard

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