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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
Population11990 inhabitants
Density786 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.


Tuesday 31 march
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 1 april
Min. 3°C - Max. 4°C
Thursday 2 april
Min. 1°C - Max. 6°C

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
Canoe kayak ride down the Old Rhône
Sports sensations27 € to 35 € Seyssel (16.5 km)
Sightseeing in a Citroën 2CV
Entertainment140 € to 240 € Annecy (32 km)
Guided tour or accompaniment in Savoy
Culture and education30 € Annecy (33 km)
Karting at one of Europe’s most beautiful sites
Sports sensations24 € Rumilly (33 km)
Sightseeing safari on Lake Annecy
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 40 € Annecy (33 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sentier de randonnée - Tour de la Grande Montagne
HikeAthletic6h30Lalleyriat (10.4 km)
Sentier de randonnée - La Roche d'Au-Delà
HikeAthletic6h10Nantua (18.2 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h50Oyonnax (21 km)
Around the lake Oignin
HikeIntermediate3h55Izernore (25 km)
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy45 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (28 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals