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Châtillon-en-Michaille - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

The common Châtillon-en-Michaille is located 5 km northwest of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine separated from the north by Montanges Semine, Comfort north-east and east Lancrans by Valserine. It is adjacent to Bellegarde south-east, and the Grand Cities Abergement south-west, north-west Lalleyriat and Saint-Germain-de-Joux which it is separated by Tacon.

The town has four hamlets and remote farms, farms in ruins. The villages of Vouvray and are associated with Ochiaz Chatillon since 1973, when she took the name of Châtillon-en-Michaille. Châtillon-en-Michaille enjoys a privileged location, 40 km from Geneva, Annecy idem, (near major ski resorts) and only one hour from Lyon (for the A40 - exit to the town).

Geographical information

Latitude46.1438500 (N 46° 8’ 38”)
Longitude5.7986180 (E 5° 47’ 55”)
AltitudeFrom 373m to 1241m
Surface area37.62 km²
Population3214 inhabitants
Density85 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (66 km, 51 min)
Insee code01091
IntercommunalityCC du Pays Bellegardien

Nearest cities & towns

Bellegarde-sur-Valserine5.8 km (7 min)
Lancrans6.6 km (9 min)
Saint-Germain-de-Joux6.6 km (7 min)
Villes7.1 km (10 min)
Montanges7.8 km (10 min)
Billiat8.1 km (9 min)
Confort10 km (12 min)
Plagne10.6 km (15 min)
Injoux-Génissiat10.8 km (13 min)
Léaz11.1 km (13 min)
Éloise11.1 km (14 min)
Champfromier11.4 km (14 min)
Lalleyriat12.8 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

The pond Nièvre, located 1 km from the village of Châtillon is a haven of peace and coolness in summer, the walk continues by Crétaz (church square) with its golf balls wooded and Tour the historic area of ​​Châtillon, ending in the heart of Châtillon, passing in front of the trompe l'oeil, which honors those who counted for the town. A game named Goupilou, complete the walk (available at the Tourist Office of Bellegarde and mayor of Chatillon).

Part of the plateau Retord is located in the town and is the playground of choice for residents of Country Bellegardien, the 4 seasons: walking, cycling, picking flowers and mushrooms, plus activities Nordic Nordic skiing, and initiation the conduct of sled dogs.

Various trails and an arboretum (the Lullène).

Beautiful walk from the heart of Chatillon, the confluence of the Semine and Valserine, commonly called Coz or mixed waters.

Fishing activities on rivers (or Semine Valserine) or pond (Nièvre).

Also several sports clubs.

Events and festivities

February: Dog sled race in the hostel Cuvéry.

May: agricultural show, Vouvray.

June: Feast of daffodils inn Cuvéry.

Feast of St John hall.


South entrance of the village of Châtillon
South entrance of the village of Châtillon
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The Tower
The Tower
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The Nièvre
The Nièvre
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View Heart Châtillon
View Heart Châtillon
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View Vouvray
View Vouvray
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Chapel Ardon
Chapel Ardon
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Different places to swim in summer: Lake Nantua, Annecy or Genin, aquatic center "Valséo" Bellegarde.

Escapade losses of the Valserine from Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, the potholes in Saint-Germain-de-Joux for nature lovers.

Possible visit dam Génissiat.

Introduction to the Biathlon Plans Hotonnes.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe kayak ride down the Old Rhône
Sports sensations27 € to 35 € Seyssel (21 km)
Hiking in Upper Jura and visit to a tourist attraction
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 18 € Saint-Claude (28 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 65 € Saint-Claude (28 km)
Ride around Lake Annecy in a Citroen 2cv with an aperitif - 2 hours
Entertainment165 € Annecy (36 km)
Tour of Lake Annecy in a 2cv - 3 hours 15 minutes
Entertainment245 € Annecy (36 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sentier de randonnée - Tour de la Grande Montagne
HikeAthletic5h45Lalleyriat (7.2 km)
Sentier de randonnée - La Roche d'Au-Delà
HikeAthletic4h25Nantua (15.5 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h40Oyonnax (16.8 km)
Around the lake Oignin
HikeIntermediate2h45Izernore (22 km)
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy45 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (24 km)


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