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Saint-Alban tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 21 km from Saint-Alban

Visit Saint-Alban: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 21 km and Perouges at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Alban, 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 Saint-Alban in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Belley guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in...

See Cremieu guide


at 53 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 58 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century architecture and...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Alban


Markets in and near Saint-Alban

  • Poncin: market Monday (4km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (10km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (17km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (21km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (23km)
  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (24km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (28km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (33km)

More information about Saint-Alban, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Alban, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (56km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (21km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (38km)
  • Cremieu (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (47km)
  • Gorges du Fier (50km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (51km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (52km)
  • Col de la Faucille (53km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (32km)
  • Vonnas (38km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Alban is in the east of France at 21 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Saint-Alban is 385 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Alban

Canton: Poncin

Arrondissement: Nantua

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Alban

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 385 km

from Calais: 601 km

from Nice: 302 km

from Bordeaux: 490 km

from Strasbourg: 326 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Alban from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bohas-Meyriat-Rignat, Ceignes, Cerdon, Challes, Labalme, Merignat, Poncin and Vieu-d'Izenave.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Alban

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