Messimy-sur-Saone tourism and travel guide

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Visit Messimy-sur-Saone: highlights and tourist information

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Messimy-sur-Saone is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 40 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Messimy-sur-Saone is 361 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Belleville at 7 km and Trevoux at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Messimy-sur-Saone, 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 Messimy-sur-Saone in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Messimy-sur-Saone

Markets in and near Messimy-sur-Saone

  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (4km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (8km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (12km)
  • Anse: market Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Beaujeu: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (20km)

More information about Messimy-sur-Saone, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Messimy-sur-Saone, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Messimy-sur-Saone.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (36km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (28km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (33km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (40km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (4km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (13km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (31km)
  • Parc de Gerland (33km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (37km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (45km)
  • Jardin du château de Chaumont (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (28km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (30km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (31km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (26km)
  • Macon (28km)
  • Ecully (30km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (31km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (35km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Messimy-sur-Saone

Canton: Saint-Trivier-sur-Moignans

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Messimy-sur-Saone

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 361 km

from Calais: 586 km

from Nice: 327 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 361 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Messimy-sur-Saone from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arnas, Ars-sur-Formans, Beauregard, Chaleins, Fareins, Lurcy, Montceaux, Montmerle-sur-Saone, Saint-Georges-de-Reneins and Villeneuve.

This page in French: Visiter Messimy-sur-Saone