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Samognat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Samognat in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 27 km from Samognat

Visit Samognat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 27 km and Divonne-les-Bains at 45 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Samognat, 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 Samognat in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 45 km (direction east)

A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now has a leisure...

See Divonne-les-Bains guide


at 46 km (direction east), in the Jura department

Lons-le-Saunier is a traditional local town of the Franche-Comté region, well placed...

See Lons-le-Saunier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-west)

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

See Perouges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Jura department

The attractive village of Baume-les-Messieurs is surrounded by cliffs and steep wooded...

See Baume-les-Messieurs guide


at 53 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 58 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Annecy guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 59 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it an exceptional...

See Lake Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 63 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty village on...

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 65 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide


at 68 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Talloires guide

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

Map of places to visit near Samognat


Markets in and near Samognat

  • Oyonnax: market Thursday & Saturday & Monday (6km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (23km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (25km)
  • Saint-Claude: market Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (26km)
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (27km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (30km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (31km)
  • Thoiry: market Sunday (31km)
  • Valleiry: market Sunday (34km)

Hotels near Samognat

More information about Samognat, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Samognat, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (27km)
  • Voltaire Chateau (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Jura (33km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade de la queue de cheval (29km)
  • Lacs d'Étival (33km)
  • Lac de Lamoura (35km)
  • Col de la Faucille (36km)
  • Lac de l'Abbaye (40km)
  • Lac de Bonlieu (43km)
  • Source - Le Hérisson (43km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (45km)
  • Lac du Val (45km)
  • Lac de Chambly (46km)
  • Lac d'Ilay (48km)
  • Lac des Rousses (48km)
  • Lacs de Maclu (49km)
  • Lac du Vernois (49km)
  • Lac de Narlay (50km)
  • Gorges de la Lemme (53km)
  • Gorges du Fier (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (45km)

Geography and distances

Samognat is in the east of France at 27 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Samognat is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Samognat

Canton: Izernore

Arrondissement: Nantua

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Samognat

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 589 km

from Nice: 314 km

from Bordeaux: 504 km

from Strasbourg: 306 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Samognat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellignat, Coisia, Geovreisset, Groissiat, Izernore, Martignat, Matafelon-Granges, Oyonnax, Sonthonnax-la-Montagne and Thoirette.

This page in French: Visiter Samognat

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