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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Bellegarde fourth town in the department of Ain, by its geographical location and tourism is at the center of unforgettable discoveries. The region served by two highway interchanges and stops TGV allows a stopover or extended stay, where a warm welcome awaits you.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.1075990 (N 46° 6’ 27”)
Longitude5.8261790 (E 5° 49’ 34”)
AltitudeFrom 330m to 1542m
Surface area15.25 km²
Population11936 inhabitants
Density782 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (72 km, 54 min)
Insee code01033
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Bellegardien

Nearest cities & towns

Lancrans3 km (7 min)
Léaz5.8 km (7 min)
Châtillon-en-Michaille5.8 km (7 min)
Confort6.3 km (10 min)
Éloise6.8 km (10 min)
Villes6.8 km (13 min)
Billiat8.3 km (12 min)
Clarafond-Arcine9.5 km (10 min)
Vanzy10 km (11 min)
Chêne-en-Semine10.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Germain-sur-Rhône10.9 km (16 min)
Collonges11.7 km (14 min)
Injoux-Génissiat11.9 km (18 min)
Saint-Germain-de-Joux12.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

The walk of Losses Valserine: from the city center, you will walk along the river and back in time through the remnants still present real evidence of a working class neighborhood border. This circuit 2 hours round trip takes you up the losses Valserine unique geological site where the river has carved the rock several meters deep.

Around town: urban route you can discover the city through 21 sites reflecting the history of Bellegarde and its evolution.

Places of interest

Information points
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Flea: July.

Celebration Castle Musinens: in September.

Fall Fair: October.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The nature, the countryside and the mountains, you expect to practice freely skiing, snowshoeing, in hitching sled dogs in winter, fishing, swimming, hiking, riding or mountain biking in the spring and summer.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cellar tour and tasting at Maison Mollex
Local flavours5 € Corbonod (15.5 km)
Canoe kayak ride down the Old Rhône
Sports sensations27 € to 35 € Seyssel (16.5 km)
Hiking in Upper Jura and visit to a tourist attraction
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 18 € Saint-Claude (31 km)
Ride around Lake Annecy in a Citroen 2cv with an aperitif - 2 hours
Entertainment165 € Annecy (32 km)
Tour of Lake Annecy in a 2cv - 3 hours 15 minutes
Entertainment245 € Annecy (32 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sentier de randonnée - Tour de la Grande Montagne
HikeAthletic5h45Lalleyriat (10.4 km)
Sentier de randonnée - La Roche d'Au-Delà
HikeAthletic4h25Nantua (18.2 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h40Oyonnax (21 km)
Around the lake Oignin
HikeIntermediate2h45Izernore (25 km)
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy45 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (28 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals