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TownArancCorlier at 3.9 km (6 min)
Insee code01012Izenave at 6.3 km (8 min)
Postcode01110Évosges at 6.3 km (9 min)
Latitude46.0030510Oncieu at 8.3 km (12 min)
Longitude5.5079560Lantenay at 9.1 km (13 min)
AltitudeFrom 431 to 1011 metersCorcelles at 10.4 km (13 min)
Surface21.65 km²Vieu-d'Izenave at 10.4 km (12 min)
Population291 inhabitantsBoyeux-Saint-Jérôme at 11 km (17 min)
Density13 inhabitants/km²Outriaz at 11.8 km (15 min)
Chief townBourg-en-Bresse (at 60 km, 51 min)Hauteville-Lompnes at 12.1 km (14 min)
DepartmentAinNivollet-Montgriffon at 12.3 km (19 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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The common Aranc (Arena 1284) depended until the French Revolution of the lordship of Rougemont (now village in the municipality). This manor, mentioned as early as 1114, was one of the oldest secular lordships Bugey. Aranc became common in 1790 but also chief town of the district from 1790 to 1800. Township Aranc then included Corlier, Montgriffon, and Chaley Lacoux.

Aranc always had a mainly agricultural although many craftsmen have practiced their profession. Today, there is a federal center VTT.

The municipality covers 2164 hectares. It is composed of three geographical distinct: the valley of Aranc, the heights of the East (with the neck of the Berche to 864 m) and the valley of the Mandorne west.

The town has, besides the village Aranc several hamlets (Rougemont, Salagnat, Résinand, The Pézières) and isolated farms (the Mill Colognat the Grange Goyet, farms and Malaval Gorges). If the population was 1232 inhabitants in 1831, is currently 291.


The Hall School: Built in 1890, it welcomes boys and girls of the town. To his left, the tank the fountain of Doye was built in 1870. The adjoining laundry still has beautiful columns that carried the roof (a rehabilitation project is underway). Nearby, you can also admire two sundials part of the "circuit sundials", one executed by Helen Lagnieu, the other by Pierre Paul Struye.

The War Memorial: built in 1922, pays tribute to hairy died for France during the first World War.

The old cheese: it is not dated, but a document attesting its existence in 1874. In 2011, the old fruit turned into a museum space that tells the County. Adjacent to the County Area, the cheese boutique is open from Tuesday to Sunday.

The church: it has elements of different periods. It existed in 1249. The church, under the name of St. Paul, has six chapels. In one of them, you can see a statue of Saint Anthony that dates back to the 18th century.

Two ovens: built in the second half of the 19th century, they are owned by the municipality, a district in the Faubourg, the other Avart Quarter. They were governed by strict regulations to better manage the power needs of families.

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MonumentsCastle of Rougemont


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Canoe kayak ride down the Old RhôneSports sensationsFrom 27 € to 35 €Seyssel (26 km)

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Saturday 31 January
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French cuisine restaurantAuberge d'Oncieu   NEW
Cuisine maison, produits frais issus de la culture locale. deux services, deux ambiances différentes entre le midi et le soir. Situé sur la route du Bugey, le village d'Oncieu est surnommé...
Located 5.6 km from Aranc28 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Sorelle
OLD STONES - Housed in the magnificent residence of the fourteenth century which also houses the club house of the golf, restaurant La Sorelle has the look ! In its rooms with powdery...
Located 19.2 km from Aranc40 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hotes Maison Des Chiens Verts    
The Plateau d'Hauteville is between 850 and 1234 m above sea level, protected nature site, you will get some fresh air and practice numerous recreational activities all year round sport....
Located 7.7 km from ArancFrom 60 € to 74 € the double room 
Manor house with 4 bedroomsDomaine de l'Orangerie    
L'Orangerie is a beautiful old house surrounded by a large walled garden. The first floor has been completely refurbished for guests. The rooms are spacious, sunny and comfortable.
Located 8.5 km from ArancFrom 58 € to 79 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsChemin de cozance Ambronay/Douvres    
4 bedroom charming and comfortable independent house in beautiful garden and village character.
Located 10.4 km from ArancFrom 62 € to 67 € the double room 

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House for 6 personsVacances en moyenne montagne
Recent house wood frame 75m² of living space on a plot of 600 m² not closed. Located on the tip of the Jura. 5 mins walk from the pine forests. Alt. 900 m. Atv trail 8mn walk, walks,...
Located 10.3 km from Aranc500 € per week 
House for 7 personsChez Dédé   NEW
Renovated house for 2 to 7 people, located 720 m above sea level in Bugey, the smallest municipality in the department of Ain. Assured peace and tranquility. The ground floor consists...
Located 18.1 km from Aranc400 € per week 
House for 11 personsGîte de la Commanderie   NEW
The gite is a family home, an old farmhouse in the heart of La Dombes, in a hamlet surrounded by meadows. It has been completely renovated to accommodate you in a warm atmosphere, tastefully...
Located 23 km from ArancFrom 635 € to 990 € per week 

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101 places over 2 haCamping Les 12 Cols    
At 800 m above sea level, in the heart of hauteville lompnes bugey in AIN, on a plate of preserved forest and grassland, 12 Cols Campsite welcomes you in an exceptional environment....
Located 7.7 km from ArancFrom 15.10 € to 21.90 € per day 
46 places over 1,5 haCamping du Signal    
Small friendly campsite. Large grass pitches separated by hedges. At the foot of the mountain and 2 steps from the city and a swimming lake. Suitable for small children with playroom...
Located 18 km from ArancFrom 13.16 € to 14.16 € per day 
48 places over 2 haLe camping le vaugrais    
Between lakes and mountains, the door of the Savoy, located 10 km from Lake Bourget, this family campground will surprise you with its green and relaxing. Bordering a river, on large...
Located 19.7 km from ArancFrom 14 € to 18 € per day 

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Logis Aranc Evasion - Hotel in ArancLogis Aranc Evasion     
This Logis is located in the village Aranc in the Bugey Mountains. It offers guestrooms with free Wi-Fi internet access for up to 6 guests and free onsite parking. The restaurant in...
Located in ArancRoom from 50 €
Auberge d'Oncieu - Hotel in ArancAuberge d'Oncieu 
Featuring a garden and a terrace, Auberge d'Oncieu is located in Oncieu. The property offers a restaurant serving local products and a bar. The double rooms offer views of the mountains...
Located 5.6 km from ArancRoom from 50 €
Hotel Restaurant du Centre - Hotel in ArancHotel Restaurant du Centre  
Located in Poncin, Hotel Restaurant du Centre offers a bar and a restaurant serving refined, semi-gastronomic meals and pizzas. Guests have a choice of full-board, half-board or just...
Located 12 km from ArancRoom from 39 €

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Residhome Genève Prévessin Le Carré d'Or
The Residhome Le Carré d'Or is located 9 km from Geneva city centre, 8 km from Geneva Cointrin Airport, Palexpo, United Nations and 5 km from the CERN...
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