Meillonnas

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TownMeillonnas
Insee code01241
Postcode01370
Latitude46.2457430
Longitude5.3513510
AltitudeFrom 232 to 460 meters
Surface17.74 km²
Population1304 inhabitants
Density73 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelTreffort-Cuisiat at 3.9 km (7 min)
Chief townBourg-en-Bresse (at 13.9 km, 21 min)Jasseron at 4.6 km (8 min)
DepartmentAinDrom at 5.2 km (13 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Meillonnas is pleasantly situated at the foot of Revermont on the road to Jasseron Treffort. Crossing the Sevron, the municipality includes the town and six villages: Sanciat the ISTERS the Razza, the Tupinières, Pantaglay and France.

This village look great with its beautiful stone houses sometimes timbered.

Meillonnas owes its fame to the pottery made there since 1760. This ancient fortified village is built around his castle to be transformed into a porcelain factory in 1760 for Baron Brown and his wife Anne Marie Carrelet Loisy.


SIGHTSEEING

The Gothic church: Classified Historical Monument, it has two chapels adorned with frescos from the 14th and 15th century. By their finesse, these scenes of life of the Virgin and the Passion evoke the Italian painting of the time.

Pottery and ceramics: pottery tradition goes back to the Gallo-Roman. Bresse, rich in land quality, played an important role in the production of cooking pots. Clays and calcareous marls of the region were used to manufacture "strut", glazed earthenware, stoneware and earthenware. The soil Meillonnas revealed deposits of clay were aware that our distant ancestors. In 1760, a factory "Fayence" was founded by Baron de Meillon in his castle. A specialty that gave this town its fame.

Activities:

River fishing and Sevron The water level of the Raza.

Hiking Classified:

Circuit de Bresse La Vallée de l'Ain (30 km/8h).

Circuit Mont Grillerin (15 km/4h30).

Circuit Sanciat the mountain (7 km/2h).

Circuit ridges (6 km/2h).

Detailed information
MonumentsCastle of Meillonnas,   Church Saint-Oyen

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Castle Jasseron: History Jasseron certainly begins with its destruction around 350, when attested by the discovery of coins bearing the likeness of the Emperor Constant 1 which were probably buried there during the barbarian invasions. We deduce the presence of a Roman camp before the attacks, including a guard tower in woods had a basis in the 11th century with the construction of what would become one of the most powerful castles of Revermont.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
River and lake fishing in Haut-BugeyNature and the outdoors10 €Oyonnax (23 km)

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WEATHER

Saturday 25 October
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Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
Sunday 26 October
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Min. 9°C - Max. 18°C
Monday 27 October
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Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge Bressane  
9.1
Bourg-en-Bresse
The Auberge Bressane welcomes you in Bourg-en-Bresse, opposite the church of Brou, monument of the 16th century! Enjoy a gastronomic break more enjoyable in a typical Bresse, to chic...
Located 10.4 km from Meillonnas50 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantPlace Bernard  
8.6
Bourg-en-Bresse
Georges Blanc invites you to its Place Bernard restaurant. Located on the ground floor of the Hotel de France, you'll stay in a sober and refined. Discover a simple and tasty cooking...
Located 10.4 km from Meillonnas41 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant Léa  
9.6
Montrevel-en-Bresse
Located in the beautiful country Bresse, the Restaurant Léa invites you to a gastronomic in a traditional and friendly. Since 1980, Louis Monnier, Maître Restaurateur de France, offers...
Located 19.8 km from Meillonnas77 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 2 bedroomsVilla François 1er    
9.7
Bourg-en-Bresse
Our Bed and Breakfast is an ancient castle located in the heart of the town of Bourg En Bresse, close to the Sacre Coeur Basilica, near the train station and shops, the historic core...
Located 11.2 km from MeillonnasFrom 75 € to 90 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsLe Nid à Bibi    
9.6
Servas
Beautiful property, old farmhouse typical of the Bresse region, totally converted and renovated. With all modern comforts, 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a bright dining room seating...
Located 14.9 km from MeillonnasFrom 110 € to 145 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsGrange carree    
10
Saint-Rémy
About 15 minutes from the motorway exits and 10 minutes from the center of Bourg en Bresse, we suggest a stop at the quiet of the countryside in our old farmhouse between tradition...
Located 15.7 km from MeillonnasFrom 72 € to 80 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Castle for 4 personsGite au Château de Montfleur  
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Montfleur
Open all year round in a character property between Revermont and lakes region of Jura Cottage. Castle montfleur is atop a private wooded hill. Located 28 kilometers from Bourg en Bresse,...
Located 11.4 km from MeillonnasFrom 450 € to 590 € per week 
House for 6 personsDomaine des Charmilles   SPECIAL OFFER
Mantenay-Montlin
Cottage, 3 ears Gîtes de France, located in the heart of the Bresse northwest of Ain ​​, near major highways Tournus - Bourg en Bresse - Macon. The house is spacious and relaxing, in...
Located 29 km from MeillonnasFrom 380 € to 520 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
130 places over 3 haCamping Les Gorges de l'Oignin    
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Matafelon-Granges
Camping located in the Jura Mountains on the shores of Lake Oignin in a natural setting. Camping Qualité Label and The Green Key Label.
Located 18.9 km from MeillonnasFrom 15 € to 25.40 € per day 
46 places over 1,5 haCamping du Signal    
8.3
Nantua
Small friendly campsite. Large grass pitches separated by hedges. At the foot of the mountain and 2 steps from the city and a swimming lake. Suitable for small children with playroom...
Located 22 km from MeillonnasFrom 13.16 € to 14.16 € per day 
50 places over 1,5 haCamping du lac de Coiselet    
9.3
Dortan
Camping comfort. Rental mobile homes and caravans. Lakeside Coiselet which extends over 7 km, Lake campground Coiselet in the extreme south of the park of the Haut-Jura, open from May...
Located 25 km from Meillonnas11 € per day 

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HOTELS

L'embellie - Hotel in MeillonnasL'embellie     
7.2
Treffort-Cuisiat
Hotel L’Embellie is located in the medieval village of Treffort Cuisiat, in the Rhone-Alpes region. It offers en suite rooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel...
Located 3.1 km from MeillonnasRoom from 55 €
ibis Bourg Jasseron/Teyssonge - Hotel in Meillonnasibis Bourg Jasseron/Teyssonge     
7.7
Jasseron
Located on the A40 highway, just 10 km from Parc Ainterexpo Exhibition Centre, ibis Jasseron/Teyssonge offers a restaurant. Bourg-en-Bresse centre is just a 15-minute drive away. All...
Located 6.2 km from MeillonnasRoom from 40 €
ibis budget Bourg en Bresse - Hotel in Meillonnasibis budget Bourg en Bresse    
7.5
Bourg-en-Bresse
Located just outside Bourg-en-Bresse, this ibis Budget hotel is 2 km from the town centre. It offers simple air-conditioned accommodation and a breakfast room with a terrace, just 7...
Located 8.5 km from MeillonnasRoom from 47 €

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Park & Suites Elégance Genève-Ferney Voltaire
Located on France and Switzerland’s border, Park & Suites Elégance Genève-Ferney Voltaire is 10 minutes from central Geneva. It offers an outdoor swimming...
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