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Merignat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Merignat in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 22 km from Merignat

Visit Merignat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 22 km and Perouges at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Merignat, 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 Merignat in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 22 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 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Belley guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


at 53 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 56 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa...

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

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

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

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

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

See Lyon Old Town guide

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

Map of places to visit near Merignat


Markets in and near Merignat

  • Poncin: market Monday (3km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (8km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (16km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (20km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (22km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (27km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (30km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (33km)

More information about Merignat, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Merignat, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (55km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (22km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (37km)
  • Cremieu (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (48km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (50km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (54km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (55km)
  • Col de la Faucille (56km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (29km)
  • Vonnas (38km)
  • Morestel (44km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Geography and distances

Merignat is in the east of France at 22 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Merignat is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Merignat

Canton: Poncin

Arrondissement: Nantua

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Merignat

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 300 km

from Bordeaux: 488 km

from Strasbourg: 329 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boyeux-Saint-Jerome, Ceignes, Cerdon, Corlier, Jujurieux, Labalme, Neuville-sur-Ain, Poncin, Saint-Alban and Saint-Jean-le-Vieux.

This page in French: Visiter Merignat

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