Ain places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Ain department of Rhone-Alpes. See also our Ain travel guide

photo of Belley


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

photo of Bourg-en-Bresse


As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of Bourg-en-Bresse, allow time to visit th nearby Royal Monastery of Brou
See guide

photo of Divonne-les-Bains


A pleasant 19th century spa town, Divonne-les-Bains also now has a leisure lake and golf course
See guide

photo of Dombes


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

photo of Perouges


The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages to be found in France
See guide

photo of Trevoux


The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying testament to its past importance
See guide

For more information see the Ain guide

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Market towns & days in Ain

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Amberieu-en-Bugey: Wednesday
Amberieux-en-Dombes: Wednesday
Beligneux: Sunday
Bellegarde-sur-Valserine: Thursday all day
Belley: Saturday
Bourg-en-Bresse: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday
Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne: Saturday
Culoz: Wednesday
Divonne-les-Bains: Sunday & Friday
Dombes: Tuesday
Ferney-Voltaire: Saturday
Gex: Saturday
Hauteville-Lompnes: Saturday
Jassans-Riottier: Saturday
Lagnieu: Monday
Meximieux: Wednesday
Miribel: Thursday
Montluel: Friday
Montmerle-sur-Saone: Sunday
Montrevel-en-Bresse: Tuesday
Oyonnax: Thursday & Saturday & Monday
Poncin: Monday
Pont-d'Ain: Saturday
Pont-de-Vaux: Wednesday
Pont-de-Veyle: Monday
Saint-Andre-de-Corcy: Sunday
Saint-Didier-sur-Chalaronne: Saturday
Thoiry: Sunday
Trevoux: Saturday
Vonnas: Thursday

Tourist attractions to visit in Ain

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom




Sites of Natural Beauty

Col de la Faucille

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard

Towns classified as Recommended Detours


Trevoux: See tourist guide

National Monuments

Brou Royal Monastery

Voltaire Chateau

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Perouges: See tourist guide