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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
Population3747 inhabitants
Density292 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (51 km, 40 min)
Insee code01269
IntercommunalityCC Haut - Bugey
DepartmentAin
RegionAlps

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)
Condamine10.1 km (15 min)
Izernore10.3 km (14 min)
Groissiat11 km (16 min)
Charix11.5 km (14 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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Déportés Monument
Déportés Monument
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Virgin Way
Virgin Way
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Small harbor
Small harbor
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Pre Cadgène
Pre Cadgène
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Playground
Playground
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Abbey of Saint-Michel Nantua (© JE)
Abbey of 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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Lake promenade (© JE)
Lake promenade (© JE)
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Abbey, city and Lake Nantua (© JE)
Abbey, city and Lake Nantua (© JE)
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Lake city and saw the gazebo (© JE)
Lake city and saw the gazebo (© JE)
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Nantua of Lake Beach
Nantua of Lake Beach
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Ain Mountains Hiking
Ain Mountains Hiking
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Reflections on Lake Nantua
Reflections on Lake Nantua
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Wooden Sculptures
Wooden Sculptures
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Viaduct on Nantua heights
Viaduct on Nantua heights
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City Heart
City Heart
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highway Titans
highway Titans
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chamois
chamois
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Step of the turn of the cycling Ain
Step of the turn of the cycling Ain
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Palin Waterfall
Palin Waterfall
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (32 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 65 € Saint-Claude (33 km)
Hiking in Upper Jura and visit to a tourist attraction
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 18 € Saint-Claude (33 km)
Ride around Lake Annecy in a Citroen 2cv with an aperitif - 2 hours
Entertainment165 € Annecy (48 km)
Tour of Lake Annecy in a 2cv - 3 hours 15 minutes
Entertainment245 € Annecy (48 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sentier de randonnée - La Roche d'Au-Delà
HikeAthletic4h25Nantua
Sentier de randonnée - Tour de la Grande Montagne
HikeAthletic5h45Le Poizat-Lalleyriat (7.6 km)
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy45 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (10.3 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h40Oyonnax (12.5 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (22 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels