Virieu-le-Petit tourism and travel guide

Photo of Virieu-le-Petit in Ain

Photo is of Belley at 16 km from Virieu-le-Petit

Visit Virieu-le-Petit: highlights and tourist information

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Virieu-le-Petit 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 Virieu-le-Petit in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Belley at 16 km and Aix-les-Bains at 29 km.

Virieu-le-Petit, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

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...

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at 31 km (direction east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

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Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 32 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 35 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
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 37 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 39 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 41 km (direction south-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 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 42 km (direction west)

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

See Perouges guide


at 50 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 59 km (direction north-east)

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

See Divonne-les-Bains guide

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Map of places to visit near Virieu-le-Petit


Markets in and near Virieu-le-Petit

  • Culoz: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Seyssel: market Monday (10km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (12km)
  • Belley: market Saturday (17km)
  • Rumilly: market Thursday (18km)
  • Albens: market Friday (22km)
  • Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: market Thursday all day (24km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (28km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Valleiry: market Sunday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Virieu-le-Petit, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (27km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Voltaire Chateau (49km)
  • Brou Royal Monastery (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (40km)

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 (24km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (35km)
  • Mont Veyrier (35km)
  • Roc de Chere (38km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Aix-les-Bains (28km)
  • Morestel (33km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (35km)
  • Nances (36km)

Geography and distances

Virieu-le-Petit is in the east of France at 50 kilometres from Bourg-en-Bresse, the department capital (general information: Virieu-le-Petit is 415 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Virieu-le-Petit

Canton: Champagne-en-Valromey

Arrondissement: Belley

Department: Ain

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Virieu-le-Petit

from Bourg-en-Bresse (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 415 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 274 km

from Bordeaux: 506 km

from Strasbourg: 334 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Artemare, Belmont-Luthezieu, Beon, Brenaz, Champagne-en-Valromey, Chavornay, Lochieu, Lompnieu, Sutrieu, Talissieu and Vieu.

This page in French: Visiter Virieu-le-Petit