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Saint-Paul-de-Varax tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Paul-de-Varax in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 14 km from Saint-Paul-de-Varax

Visit Saint-Paul-de-Varax: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Paul-de-Varax is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 14 km and Dombes at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Paul-de-Varax, 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-Paul-de-Varax in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Perouges guide


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

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

See Belleville guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Trevoux guide


at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a...

See Macon guide


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

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

See Anse guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

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

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


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

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

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

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

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Bagnols guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Paul-de-Varax


Markets in and near Saint-Paul-de-Varax

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (14km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (17km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (17km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (22km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (23km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Saint-Paul-de-Varax, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Paul-de-Varax, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (48km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (38km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (14km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (42km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (52km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (31km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (38km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (41km)
  • Parc de Gerland (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (35km)
  • Roche de Solutré (38km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (17km)
  • Macon (32km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (32km)
  • Ecully (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (41km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (56km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Paul-de-Varax is in the east of France at 14 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Saint-Paul-de-Varax is 371 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Paul-de-Varax

Canton: Villars-les-Dombes

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Paul-de-Varax

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 371 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 315 km

from Bordeaux: 466 km

from Strasbourg: 340 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dompierre-sur-Veyle, Lent, Marlieux, Saint-Andre-le-Bouchoux, Saint-Germain-sur-Renon, Saint-Nizier-le-Desert and Servas.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Paul-de-Varax

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