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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Brénod - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Located in Upper Bugey, on the southern tip of the Jura mountains, on a plateau 850 m above sea level.

Common rural part of the zone name "Shire". The greengrocer Brénod County is the southernmost of the massif.

Geographical information

Latitude46.0593720 (N 46° 3’ 34”)
Longitude5.6058110 (E 5° 36’ 21”)
AltitudeFrom 831m to 1136m
Surface area23.79 km²
Population561 inhabitants
Density23 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (55 km, 46 min)
Insee code01060
IntercommunalityCC Haut - Bugey

Nearest cities & towns

Champdor-Corcelles4.9 km (6 min)
Chevillard8.3 km (11 min)
Outriaz8.5 km (12 min)
Lantenay10.2 km (17 min)
Hauteville-Lompnes10.5 km (14 min)
Vieu-d'Izenave11.2 km (18 min)
Condamine11.6 km (14 min)
Cormaranche-en-Bugey13.5 km (16 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Frêne13.7 km (16 min)
Corlier14 km (18 min)
Izenave14.3 km (18 min)
Maillat14.3 km (17 min)
Haut-Valromey14.4 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities


Brénod in Winter's cross Versoud
Brénod in Winter's cross Versoud
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Ponds Maron spring
Ponds Maron spring
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Brénod winter saw the edge
Brénod winter saw the edge
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Ponds Maron autumn
Ponds Maron autumn
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winter sun on the pond Wolves
winter sun on the pond Wolves
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The Albarine in October
The Albarine in October
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The Montoux Champ de Joux
The Montoux Champ de Joux
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Cascade Sautoux
Cascade Sautoux
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Brénod road of Gouille
Brénod road of Gouille
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (41 km)
Hiking in Upper Jura and visit to a tourist attraction
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 18 € Saint-Claude (42 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 65 € Saint-Claude (42 km)
Ride around Lake Annecy in a Citroen 2cv with an aperitif - 2 hours
Entertainment165 € Annecy (43 km)
Tour of Lake Annecy in a 2cv - 3 hours 15 minutes
Entertainment245 € Annecy (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sentier de randonnée - La Roche d'Au-Delà
HikeAthletic4h25Nantua (10.3 km)
Sentier de randonnée - Tour de la Grande Montagne
HikeAthletic5h45Le Poizat-Lalleyriat (12.6 km)
The Evosges Memorial Trail
HikeEasy3h30Évosges (13.8 km)
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy45 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (18.6 km)
The Séran and the Cerveyrieu waterfall
HikeEasy2h30Artemare (22 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals