8 days in Ain Itinerary

8 days in Ain Itinerary

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Bourg-en-Bresse
— 4 nights
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Belley
— 1 night
Drive
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Divonne-les-Bains
— 2 nights
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Bourg-en-Bresse

— 4 nights
Bourg-en-Bresse is a commune in eastern France, capital of the Ain department, and the capital of the ancient province of Bresse (Arpitan: BrĂªsse). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Apothicairerie and Eglise Notre-Dame de Bourg-en-Bresse. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau De Germolles (in Mellecey), Mercurey (Caveau Divin Mercurey & Chateau de Chamirey) and Hotel Dieu-Musee Greuze (in Tournus). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Monastere Royal de Brou, take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Mecanographie, contemplate the long history of Basilique d'Ars, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Historique de Pierreclos.

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Paris to Bourg-en-Bresse is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belley.

Things to do in Bourg-en-Bresse

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Belley

— 1 night
Belley is a commune in the Ain department in eastern France.HistoryBelley is of Roman origin, and in the 5th century became an episcopal see. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Foret de Rothonne, then admire the sheer force of La Cascade, then see the interesting displays at Caveau Bugiste, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Lavours.

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You can drive from Bourg-en-Bresse to Belley in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Belley can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Divonne-les-Bains.

Things to do in Belley

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Divonne-les-Bains

— 2 nights
Divvonne-les-Bains is a commune in the department of Ain in eastern France.Divonne-les-Bains is a spa town situated on the border with French-speaking Switzerland, between the foot of the Jura mountains and Lake Geneva. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Vitam, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Voltaire, then explore the activities along Lac de Divonne, and finally contemplate the long history of Ville de Divonne-les-Bains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): head outdoors with Base Nautique du Lac des Rousses, look for all kinds of wild species at La tourbiere de Prenovel, and then take in the dramatic scenery at La cluse du Flumen et ses cascades.

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Getting from Belley to Divonne-les-Bains by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Divonne-les-Bains

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ain travel guide

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