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Poncin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Poncin in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 19 km from Poncin

Visit Poncin: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 19 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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Poncin, 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 Poncin in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Perouges guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide
Belley

Belley

at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Belley guide
 
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Cremieu

Cremieu

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

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

See Cremieu guide
Macon

Macon

at 51 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
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 51 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Trevoux 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 century architecture and...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 57 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 57 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
Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 59 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 68 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Brancion guide

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Map of places to visit near Poncin

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Markets in and near Poncin

Market days in Poncin: weekly market: Monday;

  • Poncin: market Monday (0km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (7km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (19km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (20km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (20km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (27km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (32km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Poncin, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (57km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (19km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (35km)
  • Cremieu (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (55km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (57km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (54km)
  • Parc de Gerland (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (47km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (51km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (54km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (56km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (55km)
 
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Geography and distances

Poncin is in the east of France at 19 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Poncin is 385 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Poncin

Canton: Poncin

Arrondissement: Nantua

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Poncin

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 385 km

from Calais: 601 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 487 km

from Strasbourg: 329 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Poncin 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, Cerdon, Challes, Jujurieux, Labalme, Merignat, Neuville-sur-Ain, Pont-d'Ain, Saint-Alban and Saint-Jean-le-Vieux.

This page in French: Visiter Poncin

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