Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Ain

Learn about the unique charm of Ain with a stay in a holiday home rental. This romantic city is known for its skiing, restaurants and shopping. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Ain

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Ain for its skiing and golfing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Ain a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Bourg en Bresse (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Ain Karting (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Golf de la Sorelle (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Bresse Golf Course (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Parc Aventure de la Bresse (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Arbres et Sens (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Ain

Travellers enjoy Ain for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, December, November or June, when snowfall averages 2.80 inches and temperatures average 0°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ain

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Ain is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Parc de Loisirs de Bouvent (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Lac de Nantua (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Cascade de la Charabotte (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Parc des Oiseaux (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Espace Eau Vive (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Rene Nicod Park (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ain

The nearest airport is in Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery), located 29.4 mi (47.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.), which is 37.5 mi (60.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Pont-d'Ain Saint-Martin-du-Mont Station, Pont-d'Ain Station and Tossiat Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ain?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,190 holiday lettings around Ain. From 1,061 flats & apartments to 575 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ain?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ain. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans: 67 holiday homes
  • Artemare: 91 holiday homes
  • Saint-Martin-De-Bavel: 93 holiday homes
  • Trévoux: 177 holiday homes
  • Massignieu-de-Rives: 359 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Ain! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ain?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Ain with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Saint-Maurice-de-Gourdans: 67 holiday lettings
  • Artemare: 91 holiday lettings
  • Saint-Martin-De-Bavel: 93 holiday lettings
  • Trévoux: 177 holiday lettings
  • Massignieu-de-Rives: 359 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Ain?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Ain are:

  • Lyon Part-Dieu Railway Airport (XYD): 1,073 self catering accommodations
  • Bellegarde (XBF-Aerodrome de Bellegarde): 296 self catering accommodations
  • Ceyzeriat Airport (XBK): 217 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Ain? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Ain. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Medieval City of Perugia: 694 holiday rentals
  • Macon Pont-de-Veyle Station: 236 holiday rentals
  • Bellegarde Station: 301 holiday rentals
  • Pougny-Chancy Station: 1,000 holiday rentals
  • Bourg en Bresse Station: 182 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ain listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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