Viriat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Viriat in Ain

Photo is of Bourg-en-Bresse at 5 km from Viriat

Visit Viriat: highlights and tourist information

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Viriat 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 Viriat in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bourg-en-Bresse at 5 km and Macon at 30 km.

Viriat, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-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 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 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Dombes guide


at 38 km (direction 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


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Perouges guide


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

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

See Belleville guide


at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you will also discover...

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Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman style with a...

See Tournus abbey guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre - hence...

See Brancion guide


at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in France Cluny also has...

See Cluny guide


at 49 km (direction south-west)

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

See Trevoux guide


at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Saone-et-Loire department

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th century, is the highlight...

See Cormatin guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide


at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Jura department

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

See Lons-le-Saunier guide

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Map of places to visit near Viriat


Markets in and near Viriat

  • Bourg-en-Bresse: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (5km)
  • Montrevel-en-Bresse: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Vonnas: market Thursday (18km)
  • Saint-Amour: market Saturday (23km)
  • Poncin: market Monday (24km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (24km)
  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: market Saturday (25km)
  • Pont-de-Veyle: market Monday (25km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Macon: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Viriat, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (5km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne (25km)
  • Trevoux (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (40km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Laye (44km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Seille (Saône) (36km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (36km)
  • Roche de Solutré (39km)
  • Confluence - Le Hérisson (59km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Vonnas (18km)
  • Macon (30km)

Geography and distances

Viriat is in the east of France at 5 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Viriat is 361 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Viriat

Canton: Viriat

Arrondissement: Bourg-en-Bresse

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Viriat

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 361 km

from Calais: 578 km

from Nice: 326 km

from Bordeaux: 478 km

from Strasbourg: 322 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Attignat, Bourg-en-Bresse, Saint-Denis-les-Bourg and Saint-Etienne-du-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Viriat