Rance tourism and travel guide

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Visit Rance: highlights and tourist information

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Rance is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 38 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Rance is 373 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Rance

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)

More information about Rance, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Rance, France

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


  • 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)

Geography and distances

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