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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Ain, France your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a scenic getaway filled with culture and history may like to try Ain in France. It is a beautiful area with lots to do and see within the Rhone-Alps region of Eastern France and is close to the border with Switzerland. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages, gites and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Ain, France

This area of France offers many opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding with many scenic trails. As well as having many trails for hiking there are ample opportunities for mountain biking, climbing and caving in the region. During the winter there is downhill and cross country skiing as well as snowshoeing and sledding available at various destinations in Ain. Visitors wishing to take to the water for a spot of angling can try fishing in The Saone River and other waterways in the department. Swimming, canoeing and kayaking are among the water sports available here. Visitors will find several golf courses in Ain including courses in Bourg-en-Bresse and Le Clou as well as many tennis courts. There are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from in the cities, towns and villages of Ain, where visitors can get a taste of traditional French cuisine. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food and drink from all manner of markets and stores in the region. There are many places to buy gifts and souvenirs and larger stores can be found in the bigger towns and cities such as Bourg-en-Bresse.

Places to visit on holiday to Ain, France

There are a number of interesting places to visit in and around Ain including museums such as the Ferme-Musee de la Foret. Visitors will also be able to see a number of historic buildings and churches like Brou, which is an abbey-church or the medieval hilltop village of Perouges. Holidaymakers interested in wildlife should visit the bird sanctuary at Villars-les-Dombes, which has over 400 species of native and exotic birds. The beautiful city of Lyon is just over an hour away by car and has many interesting museums, parks and historic buildings as well as ancient Roman ruins.

Weather in Ain, France

This area of France has generally cool winters and mild summers. The warmest time of the year to visit Ain is generally July when the average daily maximum temperature is approximately 27 degrees centigrade. January is the coldest month with average highs of 5 degrees centigrade, although the temperature can fall below zero. The wettest months tend to be August and September with an average rainfall of 9cm.

Travel to Ain, France

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) is approximately 80 kilometres away with flights numerous cities in France as well as international destinations such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Rome, Vienna and Zurich amongst others. There are several car rental firms located at the airport including Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National / Citer and Sixt, while passengers can also get a taxi from outside the terminal buildings.

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Ain Holiday Apartments & Cottages (163)

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (18 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cottage #6518378
    18
    Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (5 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #1449054a
      5
      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Apartment #6072510
        10
          Excellent! 4.6/5
          (27 reviews)
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          • Studio
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Apartment #860053a
          27
          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 5 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 12
            House #1026867a
            10
            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.5/5
              (12 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Multiple rentals Apartment #1469178
              12
              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.4/5
                (16 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 5
                Multiple rentals Apartment #1469178
                16
                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 7
                  House #1393855a
                  3
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (8 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Farmhouse #652254a
                    8
                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #1643312
                      4
                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Apartment #897653a
                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (16 reviews)
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                          • 7 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilets
                          • Sleeps 16
                          House #646848a
                          16
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                            (5 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilets
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Multiple rentals Castle #686587a
                            5
                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (9 reviews)
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                              • 7 BR
                              • 5 BA
                              • Sleeps 18
                              House #1331450a
                              9
                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 5 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 7
                                Multiple rentals Castle #686587a
                                2 Reviews
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Apartment #997292a
                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #1169710a
                                    1 Review
                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #1284373a
                                      9
                                        • 6 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        House #6351376
                                        17
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (11 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #600447a
                                          11
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Chalet #1384947a
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              Cottage #6838996
                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Cottage #1431750a
                                                1 Review
                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #1471502a
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 6 BR
                                                    • 6 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 17
                                                    House #667509a
                                                    2 Reviews
                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #663725a
                                                      1 Review
                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                        Apartment #1131603a
                                                        1 Review
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Apartment #1484289a
                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Cottage #1377761a
                                                            1 Review
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #1142756a
                                                              1 Review
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Chalet #1014253a
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #625129a
                                                                  14
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Farmhouse #619632a
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                      House #1476023a
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #8142400
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Farmhouse #1852134
                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Cottage #1476485a
                                                                            1 Review
                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • Sleeps 13
                                                                              Farmhouse #854466a
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                Cottage #1288818a
                                                                                1 Review
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Cottage #677183a
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    House #1487815a
                                                                                    Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Farmhouse #1465819a
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #1407294a
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          House #595600a
                                                                                          1 Review
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #1507592
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #6020981
                                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Mobile Home #1408945a
                                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House Boat #6508741
                                                                                                  1 Review
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Boat #6517923
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Villa #1426163a
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      One of our best family holidays.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful family holiday in this very beautiful and rural part of France. Although it was October we (my husband and I and 2 young children) had an abudance of things to keep ourselves entertained for the week and actually felt that it was a perfect time to visit this area if you are looking for a true escape. One of the many highlights of our week included a trip to the historical city of Lyon full of cultural treasures and unique shops especially in 'Le Vieux Lyon" where our children were mesmerized by the abundance of sweet and chocolate shops. A trip to Annecy (an hours drive from the gite ) was another highlight with it's cystal clear lake and mountain views which looked even more stunning in the Autumn light. A town full of character, ambience and regional eateries, it's a must see. On route to Annecy we stopped at the Restaurant, Le Belvedere a La Chambotte which serves tastey regional food while enjoying the stunning views over Le Lac du Bourget. Our other escapades included an easy yet stunning cycle along Le ViaRhona from Chanaz to Belley, a drive to the top of Le Grand Colombier with spectacular views of the upper Rhone valley, a gentle trek through the forest to see Les Cascades de Clairefontaine de Virieux le Grand and a trip to the lovely thermal spa town of Aix-Les-Bains. When we weren't venturing around we relaxed and enjoyed the homely feel of the gite which is very comfortable and warm with the stove fire. Sarah, Claude and their lovely family were so welcoming and made our stay so special. We are very grateful for everything including all your recommendations of must sees, directions, organising bike hire and your fantastic culinary skills, (Sarah's Tartiflette is a must have). A very special thank you to Abby for the children's pony trek on Illico and Thomas and the girls for the Halloween treats!! We highly recommend this gite and we will return ourselves one day!! The Hawkins family, Cornwall
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Fantastic house in a beautiful environment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It is a fantastic house and we have had here a pleasure holiday. The village has a beautiful old appearance. The house is modern, clean and very spacious inside. The enclosed garden is great and suitable for the children. The owner is very kind and we could ask everything we needed, in English. From the garden, we had beautiful views with sometimes in the morning clouds along the slopes. There are many things to experience in the environment, beautiful nature walks, caves, medieval towns, Lyon and Geneve an hour away and we even went a day at Mont Blanc in Chamonix (2 hours distance). We highly recommend this house and we would do it again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect place to stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Myself, my daughter and her husband, and my 2 grandsons (aged 5 and 2) spent a week here in July/August. We found the property and gardens to be spacious, well equipped, safe and clean. Dealing with Francoise via phone and email was always a pleasure. meeting her and her family, an absolute delight! The local produce left for us was a lovely surprise and we so enjoyed the apple juice pressed from her very own fruit! The village of Glandieu is a picture postcard with the most beautiful waterfall literally just across the road, 50 metres away. We hired a car, which is a necessity, and visited lots of lakes, vinyards, and places of interest and beauty, all within a 40 minute drive. All in all we had the most wonderful holiday and would love to return in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016