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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 around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (15 km)
Hiking in Upper Jura and visit to a tourist attraction
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 18 € Saint-Claude (16.1 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
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)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Le Pas de l'Echelle
HikeAthletic2h45Étrembières (22 km)
Malagny - Sezegnin - Avusy
HikeEasy2h15Viry (22 km)
Le Signal des Voirons
HikeAthletic6h40Machilly (23 km)
Bernard Rock Circuit
HikeAthletic3h30Bellefontaine (25 km)
Le Pralère
HikeEasy3h35Lucinges (26 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals