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Meillonnas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Meillonnas in Ain

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

Visit Meillonnas: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 10 km and Dombes at 38 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Meillonnas, 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 Meillonnas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 40 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Macon guide


at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide


at 48 km (direction west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

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

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

See Tournus abbey guide


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

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

See Tournus guide


at 51 km (direction north-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


at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Brancion guide


at 55 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Trevoux guide


at 59 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Meillonnas


Markets in and near Meillonnas

  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (18km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (21km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (22km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (23km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (27km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (33km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (35km)

More information about Meillonnas, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Meillonnas, France

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

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 (33km)
  • Trevoux (55km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (44km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (44km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (45km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (46km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (54km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (54km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (56km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (56km)
  • Lac du Val (56km)
  • Lac de Chambly (57km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (60km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (61km)
  • Lac de Narlay (62km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (27km)
  • Macon (41km)

Geography and distances

Meillonnas is in the east of France at 10 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Meillonnas is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Meillonnas

Canton: Treffort-Cuisiat

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Meillonnas

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

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 583 km

from Nice: 320 km

from Bordeaux: 487 km

from Strasbourg: 317 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chavannes-sur-Suran, Drom, Jasseron, Ramasse, Saint-Etienne-du-Bois, Saint-Just, Simandre-sur-Suran and Treffort-Cuisiat.

This page in French: Visiter Meillonnas

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