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Saint-Marcel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Dombes at 6 km from Saint-Marcel

Visit Saint-Marcel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Dombes at 6 km and Perouges at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Dombes

Dombes

at 6 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Dombes guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Perouges guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Trevoux guide
Anse

Anse

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

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

See Anse guide
 
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Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 24 km (direction south-west), 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 24 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 24 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Belleville

Belleville

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

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

See Belleville guide
Theize

Theize

at 28 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 29 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide
Oingt

Oingt

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Isere department

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in France, Cremieu...

See Cremieu guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Marcel

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Markets in and near Saint-Marcel

  • Dombes: market Tuesday (2km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (4km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (12km)
  • Neuville-sur-Saone: market Friday (14km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (14km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (14km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (15km)
  • Rillieux-la-Pape: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (17km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Marcel, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (28km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (44km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Trevoux (16km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (19km)
  • Cremieu (32km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (54km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (25km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (21km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (23km)
  • Parc de Gerland (24km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (24km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (16km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (21km)
  • Roche de Solutré (44km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (57km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ecully (25km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (27km)
  • Vonnas (30km)
  • Chaponnay (36km)
  • Macon (41km)
  • Morestel (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (21km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (37km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (54km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Marcel is in the east of France at 34 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Saint-Marcel is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Marcel

Canton: Villars-les-Dombes

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Marcel

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 602 km

from Nice: 308 km

from Bordeaux: 451 km

from Strasbourg: 360 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Birieux, Dombes, Lapeyrouse, Monthieux, Saint-Andre-de-Corcy and Sainte-Croix.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Marcel

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