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Saint-Martin-de-Bavel tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Martin-de-Bavel in Ain

Photo is of Belley at 9 km from Saint-Martin-de-Bavel

Visit Saint-Martin-de-Bavel: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Martin-de-Bavel is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belley at 9 km and Aix-les-Bains at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Martin-de-Bavel, 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-Martin-de-Bavel in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 9 km (direction south)

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of your visit...

See Belley guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide


at 35 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy,...

See Annecy guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 36 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make...

See Lake Annecy guide


at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is...

See Chambery guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Perouges guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 39 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The port area is among the highlights in this...

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 40 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can hire...

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide


at 42 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on...

See Talloires guide


at 53 km (direction north-west)

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-Martin-de-Bavel


Markets in and near Saint-Martin-de-Bavel

  • Culoz: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Belley: market Saturday (10km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (16km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (17km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (21km)
  • Albens: market Friday (22km)
  • Morestel: market Sunday (25km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (25km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (26km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (27km)

More information about Saint-Martin-de-Bavel, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-de-Bavel, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (24km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (27km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges du Fier (28km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (38km)
  • Mont Veyrier (40km)
  • Roc de Chere (41km)
  • Mont Granier (47km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Morestel (25km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (25km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (30km)
  • Nances (30km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-de-Bavel is in the east of France at 53 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-de-Bavel is 418 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-de-Bavel

Canton: Virieu-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Martin-de-Bavel

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 418 km

from Calais: 633 km

from Nice: 270 km

from Bordeaux: 501 km

from Strasbourg: 342 km

Getting here

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

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andert-et-Condon, Artemare, Belmont-Luthezieu, Beon, Ceyzerieu, Chavornay, Chazey-Bons, Cheignieu-la-Balme, Contrevoz, Cuzieu, Flaxieu, Marignieu, Pollieu, Pugieu, Talissieu, Vieu, Virieu-le-Grand and Vongnes.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-de-Bavel

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