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Pont-d'Ain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 19 km from Pont-d'Ain

Visit Pont-d'Ain: highlights and tourist information

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Pont-d'Ain 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 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pont-d'Ain, 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 Pont-d'Ain in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Belley guide


at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Trevoux guide


at 46 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple...

See Belleville guide


at 48 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 49 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint at...

See Anse guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 50 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 50 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 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 54 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind the...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pont-d'Ain


Markets in and near Pont-d'Ain

Market days in Pont-d'Ain: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (0km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (7km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (16km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (19km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (22km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (26km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Pont-d'Ain, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (54km)
  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (58km)

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)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (50km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (48km)
  • Parc de Gerland (50km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (41km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (47km)
  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (25km)
  • Vonnas (32km)
  • Morestel (43km)
  • Macon (48km)
  • Ecully (53km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (60km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (48km)

Geography and distances

Pont-d'Ain is in the east of France at 19 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Pont-d'Ain is 384 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pont-d'Ain

Canton: Pont-d'Ain

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Pont-d'Ain

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

from Paris: 384 km

from Calais: 602 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 480 km

from Strasbourg: 335 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Pont-d'Ain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ambronay, Druillat, Jujurieux, Neuville-sur-Ain, Poncin, Priay, Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, Saint-Martin-du-Mont and Varambon.

This page in French: Visiter Pont-d'Ain

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