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Nantua

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Nantua - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain
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Nantua is located in the Haut-Bugey, south of the Jura.

The town of nearly 4000 inhabitants, is in a valley carved into the mountain (or gorge) at the edge of a large natural lake, Lake Nantua. The summer temperature is pleasant for swimming.

Altitude passes 477 m at the lake, 1127 m, the top of Mount Signal.

The signature dish is the Nantua sauce, crayfish based sauce that accompanies pike quenelles.

Geographical information

MunicipalityNantua
Postcode01130
Tourism label
Latitude46.1534050 (N 46° 9’ 12”)
Longitude5.6077620 (E 5° 36’ 28”)
AltitudeFrom 427m to 1125m
Surface area12.79 km²
Population3806 inhabitants
Density297 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (51 km, 40 min)
Insee code01269
IntercommunalityCC Lac de Nantua
DepartmentAin
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Les Neyrolles3 km (5 min)
Port3.4 km (7 min)
Montréal-la-Cluse5.6 km (9 min)
Brion6.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Martin-du-Frêne6.4 km (10 min)
Béard-Géovreissiat7.7 km (12 min)
Maillat8.4 km (13 min)
Martignat9.3 km (12 min)
Nurieux-Volognat9.4 km (14 min)
Apremont9.9 km (15 min)
Le Poizat10 km (15 min)
Condamine10.1 km (15 min)
Izernore10.3 km (14 min)
Groissiat11 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Photos

Lake Nantua
Lake Nantua
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Monument Deported
Monument Deported
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The Way of the Virgin
The Way of the Virgin
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Free Shipping
Free Shipping
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Pre Cadgène
Pre Cadgène
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Playground
Playground
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Abbey Saint-Michel Nantua (© JE)
Abbey Saint-Michel Nantua (© JE)
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Inside the abbey of Saint-Michel (© JE)
Inside the abbey of Saint-Michel (© JE)
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Lake Nantua (© JE)
Lake Nantua (© JE)
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Walk the lake (© JE)
Walk the lake (© JE)
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Abbey, town and lake Nantua (© JE)
Abbey, town and lake Nantua (© JE)
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City and Lake seen from Belvedere (© JE)
City and Lake seen from Belvedere (© JE)
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Beach Lake Nantua
Beach Lake Nantua
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Hiking Mountains Ain
Hiking Mountains Ain
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Reflections on Lake Nantua
Reflections on Lake Nantua
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Sculptures
Sculptures
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Wood Viaduct heights Nantua
Wood Viaduct heights Nantua
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Heart City
Heart City
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The Highway of Titans
The Highway of Titans
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Chamois
Chamois
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Etape du tour cycling Ain
Etape du tour cycling Ain
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Cascade Palin
Cascade Palin
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Weather

Tuesday 26 may
Min. 8°C - Max. 16°C
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Wednesday 27 may
Min. 5°C - Max. 18°C
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Thursday 28 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cellar tour and tasting House Mollex
Local flavours5 € Corbonod (26 km)
Canoe kayak ride down the Old Rhône
Sports sensations27 € to 35 € Seyssel (28 km)
Sightseeing in a Citroën 2CV
Entertainment140 € to 240 € Annecy (48 km)
Sightseeing safari on Lake Annecy
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 40 € Annecy (50 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sentier de randonnée - La Roche d'Au-Delà
HikeAthletic4h25Nantua
Sentier de randonnée - Tour de la Grande Montagne
HikeAthletic5h45Lalleyriat (7.6 km)
Around the lake Oignin
HikeIntermediate2h45Izernore (9.4 km)
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy45 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (10.3 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h40Oyonnax (12.5 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels