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Tenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tenay in Ain

Photo is of Belley at 21 km from Tenay

Visit Tenay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Belley at 21 km and Perouges at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tenay, 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 Tenay in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Belley guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide


at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


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

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide


at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 48 km (direction 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 49 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Lake Annecy guide


at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Chambery guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 66 km (direction west-south-west), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make...

See Vienne (town) guide


at 69 km (direction north-east)

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tenay


Markets in and near Tenay

  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (10km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (13km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (20km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (20km)
  • Belley: market Saturday (22km)
  • Culoz: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (26km)
  • Morestel: market Sunday (27km)

More information about Tenay, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Tenay, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Cremieu (29km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges du Fier (41km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (20km)
  • Morestel (27km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (40km)
  • Nances (42km)
  • Vonnas (52km)
  • Chaponnay (55km)

Geography and distances

Tenay is in the east of France at 39 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Tenay is 404 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tenay

Canton: Saint-Rambert-en-Bugey

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Tenay

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 404 km

from Calais: 621 km

from Nice: 282 km

from Bordeaux: 490 km

from Strasbourg: 342 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arandas, Argis, Chaley, Conand, Evosges, Hostias, Oncieu and Premillieu.

This page in French: Visiter Tenay

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