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Artemare

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Artemare - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain
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Artemare is a village in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, 16 km north of Belley.

The modest territory of 3.75 km² ranges between 242 m and 360 m altitude and belongs to the natural and historical Valromey, in the Bugey, a valley sandwiched between two links of the Jura massif, the Grand Colombier and the Planachat.

Crossed by the courses of Yon and Séran, tributary of the Rhone, the locality falls under the Ancien regime of a fief erected in marquisate which becomes French in 1601. Agriculture and the manufacture of boats with flat bottom allowing Rallying the Rhone for a long time were its main economic vectors.

Close to the major tourist sites of the Northern Alps and Switzerland, its natural heritage and its associative and cultural dynamism now make Artemare (about 1,200 inhabitants) a stage of interest.

Geographical information

MunicipalityArtemare
Postcode01510
Latitude45.8752850 (N 45° 52’ 31”)
Longitude5.6933630 (E 5° 41’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 242m to 360m
Surface area3.75 km²
Population1230 inhabitants
Density328 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (52 mi, 1h11)
Insee code01022
IntercommunalityCC Bugey Sud
DepartmentAin
TerritoryAlps, Jura mountains
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alps

Nearest cities & towns

Talissieu1.5 mi (4 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Bavel2.4 mi (6 min)
Champagne-en-Valromey2.8 mi (8 min)
Béon3.4 mi (6 min)
Virieu-le-Grand3.6 mi (8 min)
Arvière-en-Valromey3.9 mi (11 min)
Ceyzérieu4.3 mi (11 min)
Culoz5 mi (11 min)
Cuzieu5 mi (11 min)
Valromey-sur-Séran5.1 mi (22 min)
Vongnes5.8 mi (15 min)
Chazey-Bons6 mi (13 min)
Flaxieu6.6 mi (16 min)
Pollieu7.3 mi (16 min)

Things to see and do

In terms of built heritage, two buildings are worth visiting at Artemare. It is first of St. Martin's Church, built in 1947 to replace a previous church destroyed before the war during a violent storm. Several elements come from the old Arvières Charterhouse. We can see a Renaissance style door, while the nave, the choir and four chapels present a neo-Romanesque style. You will also notice the stained glass windows depicting Saint Martin and Saint Arthaud.

In the village again, one can observe the Clos Lambert, a noble 16th century Renaissance building built on the foundations of a fortified house and now home to a help-by-work establishment. The roof and a mullioned window are particularly characteristic.

However, it is its environmental heritage that is the primary wealth of the town.

To see and overlooking the village, the cascade of Cerveyrieu, 60 m high, where the tumultuous waters of the Seran throw themselves against the cliff. The site is also a panoramic balcony on the Colombier and the Alps. The waterfall is among the 32 sites labeled Sensitive Natural Areas of the department of Ain. Information on +33 4 79 87 32 64.

We must also admire the site of the Virgin of Fierloz, a karst plateau of 75 hectares southwest of the territory. It is dotted with many lapiaz, streaks dug by the infiltration of water in the limestone in the form of steps. A statue of the Virgin on a promontory was erected in 1896 to commemorate the 14th centenary of the baptism of Clovis. In addition to the religious aspect, it houses a point of view on the plateau where there are more than 200 species of plants (lichens, dry or perennial lawns, boxwood) and protected wildlife (birds, reptiles, amphibians).

Lastly, we can mention the Cuve à Balthazar, a chasm on the edge of the commune where a micro-power station has been built.

These sites can obviously be very rewarding hiking goals (be careful, some sections may require specific equipment, including real walking shoes to cover the plateau). Other trails or circuits lead to Thurignin gorges, cross the banks of the Seran or lead down the Grand Colombier. Lastly, let's mention "zero carbon" rides to be traveled by family and specific circuits for cyclists. Maps, brochures and information on +33 4 79 81 29 06.

For who prefers a horseback ride, contact the equestrian center of Artemare at +33 6 82 93 49 67.

Finally, the Seran, ranked first category for its trout and other rivers crossing the town will delight fishermen. Information on the developed sites and the regulation at +33 4 74 22 38 38.

Events and festivities

Photos

Input Artemare
Input Artemare
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The Seran, river trout Tier
The Seran, river trout Tier
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Artemare, and the Grand Colombier Castle Machuraz
Artemare, and the Grand Colombier Castle Machuraz
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Machuraz Castle, seen Artemare
Machuraz Castle, seen Artemare
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Lapiaz of Fierloz
Lapiaz of Fierloz
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Oven of Cerveyrieu
Oven of Cerveyrieu
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Cascade Cerveyrieu
Cascade Cerveyrieu
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The Virgin of Fierloz
The Virgin of Fierloz
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Orchid of the massive Fierloz
Orchid of the massive Fierloz
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Wildlife in Artemare
Wildlife in Artemare
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Weather

Saturday 24 june
Min. 14°C - Max. 34°C
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Sunday 25 june
Min. 19°C - Max. 35°C
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Monday 26 june
Min. 20°C - Max. 38°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Ride around Lake Annecy in a Citroen 2CV with an aperitif - 2 hours
Entertainment165 € Annecy (21 mi)
Tour of Lake Annecy in a 2CV - 3 hours 15 minutes
Entertainment245 € Annecy (21 mi)
Sightseeing in a Citroën 2CV
Entertainment150 € to 280 € Annecy (21 mi)
Bike hire in Annecy - 2 hours
Sports sensations10 € Annecy (21 mi)
Bike hire in Annecy - 4 hours
Sports sensations14 € Annecy (21 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Séran and the Cerveyrieu waterfall
HikeEasy2h30Artemare
Hiking Stone Gray
HikeIntermediate4h55Cuzieu (4 mi)
Circuit Ain by bike n ° 28 - ViaRhôna, from Léman to the Mediterranean
Cycling itineraryEasy2h55Chanaz (6.2 mi)
Donkey rides
Horse rideEasy1h00Belley (7.2 mi)
The Evosges Memorial Trail
HikeEasy3h30Évosges (11 mi)

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