Villars-les-Dombes

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownVillars-les-Dombes
Insee code01443
Postcode01330
Latitude46.0021140
Longitude5.0291070
AltitudeFrom 263 to 295 meters
Surface24.65 km²
Population4508 inhabitants
Density182 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsBouligneux at 4.1 km (5 min)
Chief townBourg-en-Bresse (at 28 km, 28 min)Lapeyrouse at 4.8 km (6 min)
DepartmentAinLe Plantay at 5.7 km (8 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

The city of Villars-les-Dombes is located in the heart of the wet Dombes region of 1000 ponds.

Ranked Green Station, a village 2 flowers. Ponds of the Dombes are classified Remarkable Site of Taste.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Bird Park: 35 acres of nature. It is the largest and richest park in Europe with more than 2000 birds of 400 species from around the world.
  • Tourist Circuits Road Dombes (2 loops from Villars-les-Dombes).
  • Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Romanesque Gothic redesigned. Poype, clod of earth castrale with the remains of a brick tower.
  • Activities:
  • Golf 18 holes.
  • Aquatics Center Dombes.
  • Footpaths and bicycle trails.
  • Nature and heritage attractions for families.
  • Fishing pond and river.
  • Pedestrian Trail Pierre Poivre.
  • Numerous animations.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Villars-les-Dombes
Information pointsTourist Office of Villars-les-Dombes
Leisure centresAnimal Park of the Oiseaux,   Golf Course of the Clou
MonumentsChurch of the Nativité-de-la-Sainte-Vierge

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Market fresh produce and clothing: Tuesday morning.
  • Output Nature and Heritage: March to September (on fixed dates on request).
  • Night Market: end of June.
  • The Musical the Bird Park: early July.
  • Festival of Brass in Dombes: late July. Unavoidable event which has copper sets high quality sites exceptionally open to the public (castles, churches, halls ...).
  • Economic Fair: the second weekend of September.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Near Villars Abbey Dombes, churches, villages in bloom, Louis Jourdan Museum in Saint-Paul-de-Varax, red brick castles (private) ...

PHOTOS

Bird Park of Villars-les-DombesBird Park of Villars-les-Dombes
 
Fontaine Paul CézanneFontaine Paul Cézanne
ChurchChurch
  

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WEATHER

Friday 19 December
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Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
Saturday 20 December
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Min. 5°C - Max. 6°C
Sunday 21 December
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Min. -1°C - Max. 6°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantLa Sauvagine  
7.9
Le Plantay
L'Auberge de La Sauvagine is pleased to receive you in the common Plantay, located a few miles from Villars-les-Dombes in the Rhône-Alpes region. You will love the charm of a family...
Located 3.3 km from Villars-les-Dombes21 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Bohémia  
8.8
Saint-Trivier-sur-Moignans
ON SE homesick! - For a unique dining experience, La Bohémia direction, thirty minutes from Lyon. Dombiste former 18th century farm: 4,5 hectares of greenery and furnished terraces...
Located 7 km from Villars-les-Dombes22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel Restaurant - La Cour des Lys  
8.4
Meximieux
La Cour des Lys invites you in 4 scenes for your meal head to head, with family, friends or your business appointments. Enjoy gourmet cuisine in the Salon Louis XIII. It is an exceptional...
Located 16.7 km from Villars-les-Dombes29 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 4 bedroomsÉtang de chaffaud  
Villars-les-Dombes
- Welcome to Zdenka and Daniel Back. You will be accommodated in the owners house. Discover the best in the most unique setting during your stay in the Guest Rooms. In a complete freedom,...
Located in Villars-les-DombesFrom 41 € to 50 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLes Barelles    
9.1
Saint-Jean-de-Thurigneux
In the Dombes, the region of a thousand lakes, near to Lyon and the Beaujolais, we are able to offer 4 bedrooms each independant and a high level of comfort. After your visits or sporting...
Located 11.5 km from Villars-les-DombesFrom 65 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa Petite Maison de Juis    
9.7
Savigneux
At the heart of the Dombes, Sophie and Daniel will welcome you warmly in the small house of their ancestors and their old home converted into guest rooms. - A suite in the small house...
Located 14 km from Villars-les-Dombes70 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 2 personsLa Beaujolaise  
9.6
Villefranche-sur-Saône
Charming one bedroomed apartment in a luxury block with swimming pool and tennis court, 5 minutes from the centre of Villefranche sur Saône, capital of the Beaujolais.
Located 25 km from Villars-les-Dombes315 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsCharpennes Couperin Claudine   NEW
Villeurbanne
Adorable apartment comfortable and functional 61sqm, fully renovated and converted into furnished accommodation, 4 stars in 2014. On the 7th floor of a building of good quality, it...
Located 28 km from Villars-les-Dombes365 € per week 
House for 15 personsA la belle epoque
Saint-Lager
100 meters from the greenway, welcome to the heart of our vineyards of Brouilly wine house we restore 'in its own juice. ' Before the 50s, mixed farming was the rule and the large porch...
Located 29 km from Villars-les-DombesFrom 1900 € to 2200 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
190 places over 4,5 haCamping Le Nid du Parc    
9.3
  SPECIAL OFFER
Villars-les-Dombes
At the heart of the Dombes, the land of a thousand of ponds, along a river, the Le Nid Du Parc Campsite is an ideal site for all nature-lovers in search of simplicity and freedom. This...
Located in Villars-les-DombesFrom 16.40 € to 22.40 € per day 
80 places over 2 haLe renom    
9.3
Vonnas
Green holiday resort at the confluence of two rivers, camping The Renown Open April to October welcomes you in a calm and relaxing on a green site. Near the center of the village and...
Located 24 km from Villars-les-DombesFrom 15 € to 19.90 € per day 

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HOTELS

Logis Le Ribotel - Hotel in Villars-les-DombesLogis Le Ribotel    
7.3
Villars-les-Dombes
This Logis is located 800 metres from Villars-les-Dombes Train Station and 500 metres from the village’s shops and restaurants. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi...
Located in Villars-les-DombesRoom from 64 €
Best Western Hôtel et Golf du Gouverneur - Hotel in Villars-les-DombesBest Western Hôtel et Golf du Gouverneur     
7.8
Monthieux
The Gouverneur hotel is located in the middle of the Gouverneur golf club, in the Rhône-Alpes countryside. It has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and garden. Guestrooms at the...
Located 8.4 km from Villars-les-DombesRoom from 81 €
Chez Noelle - Hotel in Villars-les-DombesChez Noelle     
6.4
Relevant
This charming hotel is situated in Relevant, in the Rhones-Alpes region of France. It features a large terrace planted with flowers and a restaurant serving regional cuisine. Guestrooms...
Located 11.4 km from Villars-les-Dombes

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La Villa du Lac Hôtel – Résidence & Spa
La Villa du Lac Hôtel – Résidence & Spa offers fully-equipped and serviced apartments and hotel rooms in Divonne-les-Bains. The hotel features a 500-m²...
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