Virieu-le-Grand

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

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TownVirieu-le-Grand
Insee code01452
Postcode01510
Latitude45.8485380
Longitude5.6515630
AltitudeFrom 241 to 1059 meters
Surface12.55 km²
Population1202 inhabitants
Density95 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

Chief townBourg-en-Bresse (at 77 km, 70 min)Saint-Martin-de-Bavel at 2.3 km
DepartmentAinPugieu at 3.1 km
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Virieu-le-Grand, located 1 hour from Lyon, Bourg-en-Bresse, near the Savoy and Switzerland, and 30 minutes from the ski Plans Hotonnes and Plateau d'Hauteville.

Marked by the passage of Honore d'Urfe, who retired in Virieu Castle (now in ruins) to write, among other Astree famous novel in French.


SIGHTSEEING

Visit the nearby historic district, the cascade of Clairefontaine.

To do: hiking tours, cliff climbing, fly fishing and supervised swimming in the summer.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Virieu-le-Grand-Belley
Information pointsVisitor Information Centre of Virieu-le-Grand
MonumentsCastle of Honoré d'Urfé
Natural sitesLake of Virieu

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

The 14 and 15 August: Festival of Lake Virieu-le-Grand.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

The bike rails Bugey to Pugieu.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Descent Old Rhone canoeingSports sensationsFrom 27 € to 35 €Seyssel (18.8 km)
Karting on one of the most beautiful places in EuropeSports sensations24 €Rumilly (26 km)

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PHOTOS

Cascade ClairefontaineCascade Clairefontaine
  

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WEATHER

Thursday 24 July
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Min. 16°C - Max. 24°C
Friday 25 July
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Min. 15°C - Max. 25°C
Saturday 26 July
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Min. 15°C - Max. 23°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge de Portout   NEW
Chanaz
Savières Canal - Facing the Lac du Bourget, in the heart of the Savoy, Auberge de Portout advocates authenticity with gourmet menus based on seasonal local produce. Enjoy the charm...
Located 14.8 km from Virieu-le-Grand25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge les Morainières  
9.8
Jongieux
You will find this charming inn in the heart of Savoy, in the middle of a beautiful landscape of vineyards. Enjoy the rustic decor: the dining room with exposed stone once being a real...
Located 16 km from Virieu-le-Grand60 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantL'Auberge Campagnarde  
9.1
Évosges
This charming, approprialy named country inn is the perfect place to stop and enjoy fine food and tranquillity. In the restaurant each meal is a feast of natural flavours. In the hotel,...
Located 17 km from Virieu-le-GrandFrom 30 € to 70 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Castle with 4 bedroomsDomaine du Valromey    
9.2
Champagne-en-Valromey
In a beautiful mansion surrounded by a park with trees and decorated with a beautiful swimming pool, four bedrooms are available including two located in the castle towers. Claude and...
Located 6.3 km from Virieu-le-GrandFrom 60 € to 65 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hotes Maison Des Chiens Verts    
9.4
Hauteville-Lompnes
The Plateau d'Hauteville is between 850 and 1234 m above sea level, protected nature site, you will get some fresh air and practice numerous recreational activities all year round sport....
Located 15.4 km from Virieu-le-GrandFrom 60 € to 74 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsLa Barre    
9.5
Ambérieu-en-Bugey
Fortified house in 17th-hectare park. Lounge with fireplace, vaulted ceiling with frescoes, 18th chapel room. Spacious rooms with fine decoration.
Located 24 km from Virieu-le-GrandFrom 69 € to 79 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsVacances en moyenne montagne   NEW
Cormaranche-en-Bugey
Recent house wood frame 75m² of living space on a plot of 600 m² not closed. Located on the tip of the Jura. 5 mins walk from the pine forests. Alt. 900 m. Atv trail 8mn walk, walks,...
Located 11.2 km from Virieu-le-GrandFrom 450 € to 500 € per week 
House for 4 personsGîte les sables  
9.3
Brégnier-Cordon
Our guesthouse opened since 2009, is located on the edge of the Ain, the Isere and Savoie, at the foot of Mont cord and mounting Izieu, near the reserve Islands Rhone, along the Viarhôna...
Located 21 km from Virieu-le-GrandFrom 260 € to 350 € per week 
Farm for 8 personsGîte d'étape et de séjour Les Sables
Brégnier-Cordon
Overnight and room for up to 8 people - Open all year - Holiday self-catering, situated on the edge of the Ain, Isère and Savoie, at the foot of cord and mounting Izieu Glandieu in...
Located 21 km from Virieu-le-Grand126 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
48 places over 2 haLe camping le vaugrais    
9.1
Artemare
Between lakes and mountains, the door of the Savoy, located 10 km from Lake Bourget, this family campground will surprise you with its green and relaxing. Bordering a river, on large...
Located 3.6 km from Virieu-le-GrandFrom 14 € to 18 € per day 
101 places over 2 haCamping Les 12 Cols    
9.7
Hauteville-Lompnes
At 800 m above sea level, in the heart of hauteville lompnes bugey in AIN, on a plate of preserved forest and grassland, 12 Cols Campsite welcomes you in an exceptional environment....
Located 14.2 km from Virieu-le-GrandFrom 14.10 € to 20.80 € per day 
195 places over 4,5 haCamping du Sierroz    
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Aix-les-Bains
Want to get away from it all? Choose Aix-les-Bains, a resort in Savoy between the lake and the mountains. The campsite is ideally located on the banks of Le Bourget Lake, a stone's...
Located 25 km from Virieu-le-Grand 

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HOTELS

Sweet Home - Hotel in Virieu-le-GrandSweet Home     
7.8
Belley
Sweet Home is located in Belley in eastern France, between Grenoble and Geneva. Free Wi-Fi is available and guests can take advantage of the express check-in and check-out terminal....
Located 10.4 km from Virieu-le-GrandRoom from 66 €
Maison Saint Anthelme - Hotel in Virieu-le-GrandMaison Saint Anthelme     
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Belley
Set in a 1.2 hectares garden, Maison Saint Anthelme is located in Belley, 300 meters from the town centre. It offers 2 restaurants with a terrace. Each room at Maison Saint Anthelme...
Located 10.6 km from Virieu-le-GrandRoom from 31 €
Vivacamp Le Lac du Lit du Roi - Hotel in Virieu-le-GrandVivacamp Le Lac du Lit du Roi    
7.5
Massignieu-de-Rives
Set on the banks of Lac du Lit au Roi, this campsite is located in Massignieu-de-Rives. Guests can enjoy the private beach area, relax by the outdoor swimming pool or ride horses and...
Located 13.2 km from Virieu-le-GrandRoom from 33 €

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Residhome Genève Prévessin Le Carré d'Or
The Residhome Le Carré d'Or is located 9 km from Geneva city centre, 8 km from Geneva Cointrin Airport, Palexpo, United Nations and 5 km from the CERN...
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Résidence la Réserve Genève Ferney Voltaire
Located near the Swiss border, the hotel features a privileged location among the peace and quiet of the countryside just...
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