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Sainte-Croix tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Perouges at 10 km from Sainte-Croix

Visit Sainte-Croix: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Croix is situated in the Ain department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 10 km and Dombes at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Croix, 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 Sainte-Croix in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Perouges guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Dombes guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Trevoux guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
 
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Lyon

Lyon

at 22 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 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 24 km (direction south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
Anse

Anse

at 26 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide
Belleville

Belleville

at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide
Theize

Theize

at 34 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide
Eveux

Eveux

at 34 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Bagnols

Bagnols

at 35 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 37 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Croix

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Markets in and near Sainte-Croix

  • Montluel: market Friday (5km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (7km)
  • Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: market Sunday (9km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Miribel: market Thursday (11km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Rillieux-la-Pape: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (15km)
  • Meyzieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Decines-Charpieu: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Sainte-Croix, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (26km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (52km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (23km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (20km)
  • Parc de Gerland (22km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (29km)
  • Parc du château de Laye (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (13km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (19km)
  • Roche de Solutré (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (20km)
  • Ecully (25km)
  • Chaponnay (31km)
  • Vonnas (36km)
  • Morestel (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (20km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (38km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (53km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sainte-Croix is in the east of France at 37 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Croix is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Croix

Canton: Montluel

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Sainte-Croix

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 300 km

from Bordeaux: 455 km

from Strasbourg: 362 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Sainte-Croix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beligneux, Bressolles, Dagneux, Faramans, La Boisse, Le Montellier, Montluel, Pizay and Saint-Marcel.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Croix

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