|Altitude||From 241 to 1059 meters|
CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS
|Chief town||Bourg-en-Bresse (at 77 km, 70 min)||Saint-Martin-de-Bavel at 3.8 km (8 min)|
|Department||Ain||Pugieu at 4.4 km (6 min)|
|Region||Rhône-Alpes||Search another town|
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TRAVEL & HOLIDAYS
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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.
Visit the nearby historic district, the cascade of Clairefontaine.
To do: hiking tours, cliff climbing, fly fishing and supervised swimming in the summer.
|Transport||Train station of Virieu-le-Grand-Belley|
|Information points||Visitor Information Centre of Virieu-le-Grand|
|Monuments||Castle of Honoré d'Urfé|
|Natural sites||Lake 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.
|Name||Type of activity||Price||Town|
|Canoe kayak ride down the Old Rhône||Sports sensations||From 27 € to 35 €||Seyssel (18.8 km)|
|Karting at one of Europe’s most beautiful sites||Sports sensations||24 €||Rumilly (26 km)|
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