Valeins tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valeins in Ain

Photo is of Belleville at 9 km from Valeins

Visit Valeins: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions Book hotels, car hire, flights

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Valeins in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belleville at 9 km and Dombes at 16 km.

Valeins, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

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

See Belleville guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Dombes guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Trevoux guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a visit to nearby Lamartine's...

See Macon guide


at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 23 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

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

See Solutre-Pouilly guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Theize guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Oingt guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty villages to explore in...

See Bagnols guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Perouges guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 39 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 39 km (direction south), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide

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

Arrange a visit to Valeins

Book hotels, car hire and flights

Organise your visit using the options shown...

Hotels in Valeins best prices

See Valeins hotels

Reserve excursions

Map of places to visit near Valeins


Markets in and near Valeins

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (7km)
  • Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (8km)
  • Montmerle-sur-Saone: market Sunday (9km)
  • Belleville: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Amberieux-en-Dombes: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (15km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (17km)
  • Jassans-Riottier: market Saturday (17km)
  • Dombes: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Trevoux: market Saturday (20km)

More information about Valeins, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Valeins, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (43km)

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (24km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (37km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (39km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (13km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (23km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (37km)
  • Parc de Gerland (39km)
  • Le jardin de Zéphyr (42km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Roche de Solutré (24km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (34km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (37km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (15km)
  • Macon (21km)
  • Ecully (38km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (37km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (45km)

Geography and distances

Valeins is in the east of France at 29 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Valeins is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valeins

Canton: Thoissey

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Valeins

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 582 km

from Nice: 328 km

from Bordeaux: 448 km

from Strasbourg: 350 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baneins, Chaneins, Dompierre-sur-Chalaronne, Mogneneins, Montceaux, Peyzieux-sur-Saone, Relevant, Saint-Etienne-sur-Chalaronne and Saint-Trivier-sur-Moignans.

This page in French: Visiter Valeins