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Nantua tourism and travel guide

Photo of Nantua in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 30 km from Nantua

Visit Nantua: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 30 km and Perouges at 43 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nantua, 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 Nantua in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Belley guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east)

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now...

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal...

See Annecy guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make...

See Lake Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

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

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty...

See Veyrier du Lac guide


at 55 km (direction south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

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

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can hire a boat...

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide


at 58 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages...

See Talloires guide

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

Map of places to visit near Nantua


Markets in and near Nantua

  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (13km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (17km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (17km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (19km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (24km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (28km)
  • Valleiry: market Sunday (28km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (30km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (30km)

More information about Nantua, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Nantua, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (30km)
  • Voltaire Chateau (40km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (34km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (39km)
  • Col de la Faucille (40km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (42km)
  • Gorges du Fier (43km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (48km)
  • Mont Veyrier (52km)
  • Lac des Rousses (54km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (43km)

Geography and distances

Nantua is in the east of France at 30 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Nantua is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Nantua

Canton: Nantua

Arrondissement: Nantua

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Nantua

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 601 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 503 km

from Strasbourg: 315 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brion, Charix, Chevillard, Condamine, Geovreissiat, Les Neyrolles, Maillat, Montreal-la-Cluse, Port and Saint-Martin-du-Frene.

This page in French: Visiter Nantua

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