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Photo is of Trevoux at 8 km from Rance

Visit Rance: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Trevoux at 8 km and Dombes at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Rance, 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 Rance in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Trevoux

Trevoux

at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Trevoux guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Dombes guide
Anse

Anse

at 12 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
 
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Theize

Theize

at 20 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

The quiet village of Theizé makes a pleasant detour when...

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 21 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty...

See Bagnols guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Completely renovated in recent years, Oingt is one of the prettiest villages...

See Oingt guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 23 km (direction south), 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 23 km (direction south), 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 23 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Perouges guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery designed...

See Eveux guide
Macon

Macon

at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit...

See Macon guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Rance

 
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Markets in and near Rance

  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (8km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (9km)
  • Neuville-sur-Saone: market Friday (10km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Anse: market Friday (13km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (16km)
  • Chazay-d'Azergues: market Thursday & Thursday (16km)
  • Rillieux-la-Pape: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Rance, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (27km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (39km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (8km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (19km)
  • Cremieu (40km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (49km)
  • Saint-Galmier (60km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (23km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (24km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (14km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (16km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (21km)
  • Parc de Gerland (23km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (49km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (18km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (20km)
  • Roche de Solutré (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (22km)
  • Vonnas (29km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (36km)
  • Macon (37km)
  • Chaponnay (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (21km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Rance is in the east of France at 38 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Rance is 373 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rance

Canton: Reyrieux

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Rance

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 373 km

from Calais: 597 km

from Nice: 315 km

from Bordeaux: 443 km

from Strasbourg: 363 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amberieux-en-Dombes, Ars-sur-Formans, Civrieux, Miserieux, Monthieux, Parcieux, Reyrieux, Saint-Jean-de-Thurigneux, Sainte-Euphemie, Savigneux, Toussieux and Trevoux.

This page in French: Visiter Rance

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