Vieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vieu in Ain

Photo is of Belley at 15 km from Vieu

Visit Vieu: highlights and tourist information

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Vieu 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 Vieu in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belley at 15 km and Aix-les-Bains at 29 km.

Vieu, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 15 km (direction south)

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

See Belley guide


at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide


at 34 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Annecy guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 35 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Lake Annecy guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 38 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Veyrier du Lac guide


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

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in France, Cremieu also has an...

See Cremieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Perouges guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

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

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

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide


at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to visit and...

See Chambery guide


at 42 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Talloires guide


at 49 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Vieu


Markets in and near Vieu

  • Culoz: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (11km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (14km)
  • Belley: market Saturday (15km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (21km)
  • Albens: market Friday (24km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (26km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (26km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (29km)

More information about Vieu, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Vieu, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (28km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (49km)
  • Voltaire Chateau (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges du Fier (27km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (38km)
  • Mont Veyrier (39km)
  • Roc de Chere (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Aix-les-Bains (29km)
  • Morestel (30km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (31km)
  • Nances (35km)

Geography and distances

Vieu is in the east of France at 49 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Vieu is 414 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vieu

Canton: Champagne-en-Valromey

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Vieu

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 414 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 274 km

from Bordeaux: 503 km

from Strasbourg: 337 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artemare, Belmont-Luthezieu, Beon, Brenaz, Champagne-en-Valromey, Chavornay, Cormaranche-en-Bugey, Lochieu, Saint-Martin-de-Bavel, Sutrieu, Talissieu, Virieu-le-Grand and Virieu-le-Petit.

This page in French: Visiter Vieu