Poncin tourism and travel guide

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Visit Poncin: highlights and tourist information

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Poncin is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 19 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Poncin is 385 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Poncin

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)

More information about Poncin, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Poncin, France

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


  • 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)

Geography and distances

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