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Visit Romans: highlights and tourist information

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Romans is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 18 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Romans is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Dombes at 13 km and Bourg-en-Bresse at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Romans, 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 Romans 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 Romans


Markets in and near Romans

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (5km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (11km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (18km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (19km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (22km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (23km)

More information about Romans, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Romans, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (47km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (31km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (18km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (35km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (42km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (45km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (24km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (32km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (40km)
  • Parc de Gerland (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (31km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (35km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (39km)
  • Seille (Saône) (45km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (11km)
  • Macon (25km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (38km)
  • Ecully (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (40km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (52km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Romans

Canton: Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Romans

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 586 km

from Nice: 321 km

from Bordeaux: 459 km

from Strasbourg: 342 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, Condeissiat, La Chapelle-du-Chatelard, Marlieux, Neuville-les-Dames, Relevant, Saint-Andre-le-Bouchoux, Saint-Georges-sur-Renon and Saint-Germain-sur-Renon.

This page in French: Visiter Romans

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