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Virieu-le-Grand tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Belley at 9 km from Virieu-le-Grand

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Visit Virieu-le-Grand: highlights and tourist information

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Virieu-le-Grand is situated in the Ain department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 51 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Virieu-le-Grand is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Belley at 9 km and Aix-les-Bains at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Virieu-le-Grand, 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 Virieu-le-Grand in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Virieu-le-Grand

Markets in and near Virieu-le-Grand

  • Belley: market Saturday (10km)
  • Culoz: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (15km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (19km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (23km)
  • Albens: market Friday (24km)
  • Morestel: market Sunday (24km)
  • Lagnieu: market Monday (24km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (27km)

More information about Virieu-le-Grand, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Virieu-le-Grand, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (25km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (28km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges du Fier (30km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (40km)
  • Mont Veyrier (42km)
  • Roc de Chere (43km)
  • Mont Granier (48km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Morestel (24km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (27km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (28km)
  • Nances (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Virieu-le-Grand

Canton: Virieu-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Virieu-le-Grand

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 417 km

from Calais: 632 km

from Nice: 271 km

from Bordeaux: 499 km

from Strasbourg: 343 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Virieu-le-Grand from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Andert-et-Condon, Armix, Artemare, Belmont-Luthezieu, Ceyzerieu, Chavornay, Chazey-Bons, Cheignieu-la-Balme, Contrevoz, Cuzieu, Marignieu, Premillieu, Pugieu, Rossillon, Saint-Martin-de-Bavel, Talissieu, Thezillieu, Vieu and Vongnes.

This page in French: Visiter Virieu-le-Grand

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