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Saint-Jean-de-Niost tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Jean-de-Niost in Ain

Photo is of Perouges at 8 km from Saint-Jean-de-Niost

Visit Saint-Jean-de-Niost: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-de-Niost is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 8 km and Cremieu at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-de-Niost, 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-Jean-de-Niost in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Perouges guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 13 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

See Dombes guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 30 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
 
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Lyon

Lyon

at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Trevoux guide
Belley

Belley

at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Belley guide
Anse

Anse

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse,...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

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

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

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

See Eveux guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Theize

Theize

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

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

See Theize guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-de-Niost

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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-de-Niost

  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (8km)
  • Pont-de-Cheruy: market Sunday (10km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (12km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (13km)
  • Cremieu: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Meyzieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Genas: market Sunday (20km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (20km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-de-Niost, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (34km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (29km)
  • Parc de Gerland (30km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (43km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (22km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (28km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (6km)
  • Morestel (27km)
  • Chaponnay (32km)
  • Ecully (35km)
  • Vonnas (45km)
  • Nances (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (29km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-de-Niost is in the east of France at 41 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-Niost is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-Niost

Canton: Meximieux

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-Niost

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 287 km

from Bordeaux: 466 km

from Strasbourg: 360 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Jean-de-Niost from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anthon, Blyes, Bourg-Saint-Christophe, Charnoz-sur-Ain, Hieres-sur-Amby, Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans, Saint-Vulbas and Sainte-Julie.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-de-Niost

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