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Welcome in the Dombes region !

Welcome in the Dombes region

To discover the Dombes resources and not to miss anything when you come, 3 tourist tours were created by the Ain Departmental Tourist Routes Federation. Thus, these criss-crossing and nature friendly tours will make your stay in the Dombes high on emotion !


The North tour

This 110 km (69 miles) tour offers an immersion in the heart of the Dombes from Villars-les-Dombes to Lapeyrouse, by way of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne or Romans. On the way, you will find dozens of ponds, watch the Dombes fauna and flora and make some nice stops to explore numerous Roman churches.


The South tour

This 105 km (66 miles) trekking tour makes you discover some typical villages of the Dombes. With wide open eyes, you will see feudal castle remains, numerous ponds, and an old wash house. You will also go through the highest point of the plateau of the Dombes (334m)


The West tour

This 60 km (38 miles) tour starts by Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, a medieval city with character and listed among “France Most Beautiful Detours”. From villages full of flowers to castles, by way of dovecotes and ponds around, you will enjoy the bucolic charm of the Dombes, as we like it.