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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Gex is located in the heart of the Pays de Gex between Switzerland and the Jura.

The gastronomic specialty is Gex blue, blue-veined cheese.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude46.3341909 (N 46° 20’ 3”)
Longitude6.0580360 (E 6° 3’ 29”)
AltitudeFrom 532m to 1614m
Surface area32.02 km²
Population10979 inhabitants
Density342 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (111 km, 1h35)
Insee code01173
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Gex

Nearest cities & towns

Cessy2.8 km (6 min)
Vesancy3.9 km (9 min)
Échenevex4.1 km (8 min)
Ségny4.7 km (8 min)
Versonnex5.3 km (10 min)
Chevry6 km (8 min)
Sauverny6.1 km (11 min)
Grilly7.5 km (12 min)
Divonne-les-Bains7.8 km (10 min)
Crozet7.9 km (13 min)
Ornex8.4 km (12 min)
Prévessin-Moëns9.3 km (14 min)
Ferney-Voltaire10.6 km (16 min)
Saint-Genis-Pouilly11.1 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

"The Return 01" county Fire Department Museum.

House of the Natural Reserve of Upper Jura.

Many trails for hiking.


Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Garage sale of Gex: the first weekend in May

Day of the Bird: the first weekend in June

Sooner or t'Arts Festival: in June.

Wine and Gastronomy in: November.

Gex Day Christmas in December.


Gex spring
Gex spring
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning in the natural park of Haut -Jura
Sports sensations45 € to 65 € Saint-Claude (16.6 km)
Guided, themed photo trip
Arts and Crafts40 € to 70 € Les Rousses (19 km)
Unusual walk or snowshoe hike
Nature and the great outdoors17 € to 25 € Saxel (28 km)
Whitewater rafting on the Dranse
Sports sensations39 € to 75 € Thonon-les-Bains (33 km)
Bespoke sightseeing shuttle bus tour
Entertainment25 € to 600 € Évian-les-Bains (40 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (25 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h40Oyonnax (32 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (32 km)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (32 km)
The Cimante waterfalls
HikeIntermediate2h45Thoiria (33 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals