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Meillonnas - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ain

Meillonnas is pleasantly situated at the foot of Revermont on the road to Jasseron Treffort. Crossing the Sevron, the municipality includes the town and six villages: Sanciat the ISTERS the Razza, the Tupinières, Pantaglay and France.

This village look great with its beautiful stone houses sometimes timbered.

Meillonnas owes its fame to the pottery made there since 1760. This ancient fortified village is built around his castle to be transformed into a porcelain factory in 1760 for Baron Brown and his wife Anne Marie Carrelet Loisy.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.2457430 (N 46° 14’ 45”)
Longitude5.3513510 (E 5° 21’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 232m to 460m
Surface area17.74 km²
Population1315 inhabitants
Density74 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureBourg-en-Bresse (13.9 km, 21 min)
Insee code01241
IntercommunalityCC de Treffort en Revermont
TerritoryAlps, Jura mountains

Nearest cities & towns

Val-Revermont3.9 km (7 min)
Jasseron4.6 km (8 min)
Drom5.2 km (13 min)
Ceyzériat8.6 km (14 min)
Ramasse8.9 km (18 min)
Saint-Étienne-du-Bois9.8 km (12 min)
Revonnas10.7 km (18 min)
Saint-Just11.4 km (13 min)
Chavannes-sur-Suran11.8 km (16 min)
Viriat12.6 km (15 min)
Courmangoux12.7 km (18 min)
Journans12.8 km (21 min)
Tossiat13.5 km (21 min)
Bourg-en-Bresse13.6 km (18 min)
Simandre-sur-Suran13.7 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

The Gothic church: Classified Historical Monument, it has two chapels adorned with frescos from the 14th and 15th century. By their finesse, these scenes of life of the Virgin and the Passion evoke the Italian painting of the time.

Pottery and ceramics: pottery tradition goes back to the Gallo-Roman. Bresse, rich in land quality, played an important role in the production of cooking pots. Clays and calcareous marls of the region were used to manufacture "strut", glazed earthenware, stoneware and earthenware. The soil Meillonnas revealed deposits of clay were aware that our distant ancestors. In 1760, a factory "Fayence" was founded by Baron de Meillon in his castle. A specialty that gave this town its fame.


River fishing and Sevron The water level of the Raza.

Hiking Classified:

Circuit de Bresse La Vallée de l'Ain (30 km/8h).

Circuit Mont Grillerin (15 km/4h30).

Circuit Sanciat the mountain (7 km/2h).

Circuit ridges (6 km/2h).

Places of interest



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Wednesday 18 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 23°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 24°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Castle Jasseron: History Jasseron certainly begins with its destruction around 350, when attested by the discovery of coins bearing the likeness of the Emperor Constant 1 which were probably buried there during the barbarian invasions. We deduce the presence of a Roman camp before the attacks, including a guard tower in woods had a basis in the 11th century with the construction of what would become one of the most powerful castles of Revermont.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Fused glass and Qi Gong studio
Arts and Crafts70 € Mâcon (42 km)
Canyoning in Upper Jura Nature Park
Sports sensations45 € to 68 € Saint-Claude (42 km)
Canyoning around Saint-Claude
Sports sensations40 € Saint-Claude (43 km)
Helicopter flight over Bourgogne
Sports sensations74 € to 122 € Charnay-lès-Mâcon (43 km)
Vineyard to cellar tour - The secrets of Beaujolais
Local flavours11 € to 37 € Romanèche-Thorins (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Promenade_Autour de Napt
HikeEasy45 minSonthonnax-la-Montagne (12.2 km)
Sentier de randonnée - La Roche d'Au-Delà
HikeAthletic4h25Nantua (22 km)
Discovery path of Sarsouille
HikeEasy1h40Oyonnax (24 km)
Nezan - Montcusel
HikeIntermediate4h30Dortan (25 km)
Tour of Mollard de Nétru
Village visitIntermediate1h30Chancia (25 km)


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