Tourism - Ain

The Ain is a department located on the eastern edge of France. It is part of the region Rhône-Alpes and is bordered by the rivers Saône and Rhône, the department of Ain enjoys an excellent geographic situation. The Ain valley goes through Jura for a distance of 190 km, with a succession of rapids, waterfalls and picturesque gorges. It also has a very good transport network and is close to the international airports of Lyon and Geneva. The Ain is composed of four different areas such as Bresse, Dombes, Bugey and Pays de Gex, which contribute to the diversity and the economic development of the department. The major cities in the department are Ambérieu-en-Bugey, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Belley, Bourg-en-Bresse, Gex, Nantua and Oyonnax.

The tourist infrastructure is good and divers. The angling and cycling tourism with 27 circuits of about 1500km altogether, attracts many visitors each year. The hotel and hospitality sector counts about 1,100 establishments with hotels, camping grounds, bed and breakfast, holiday apartments, guest rooms and so on. All of them make up to 40,850 beds.

Top tourist cities in Ain


Tourism Bourg-en-Bresse, the capital of the Bresse

To Bresse confluences, to Dombes and to Revermont, Bourg-en-Bresse is human-size prefecture, paradise for nature sports lovers. Discover the comercial center of the city, measure the numerous flowery places, the outdoor cafés and let the rythm of the city seduce ...

Must : Monastère royal de Brou, Apothicairerie de l'Hôtel-Dieu


Tourism Ars-sur-Formans

Ars-sur-Formans is situated in the department of the Ain and the region Rhône-Alpes. Known worldwide thanks to its pastor, Saint John Mary Vianney, the village of Ars annually attracts nearly 500,000 pilgrims and tourists. Making it the most visited site in the ...


Tourism Pérouges

Perouges is a medieval city, the French department of Ain common, located 36 kilometers Northeast of Lyon. sights in Perouges Historical Museum Perugia. Church Sainte-Madeleine, built in the early fifteenth century


Tourism Villars-les-Dombes

Villars-les-Dombes is a French commune, located in the department of Ain and the Rhône-Alpes. Sights in Villars-les-Dombes Romanesque church