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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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      Excellent! 4.6/5
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        Excellent! 4.4/5
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        Chalet #1014253a
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          • 4 BR
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          House #6938841
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
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            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Castle #686587a
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
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              Cottage #1449054a
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Guest House #1424134a
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                  Excellent! 4.4/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Apartment #6072510
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Farmhouse #652254a
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                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1284373a
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                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 7
                        House #1643312
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                • 2 BR
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                                House #849159a
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Multiple rentals Castle #686587a
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                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
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                                    Cottage #6040707
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                                      • 1 BA
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                                      House #1552408a
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                                        • 6 BA
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
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                                            House #1026867a
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Cottage #869602a
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                                                • 6 BR
                                                • 3 BA
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                                                House #6351376
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                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  House #8247289
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                                                    Cottage #1377761a
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                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1559378a
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #997292a
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                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                          Farmhouse #1852134
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                                                              House #8257697
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                                                                  • 5 BR
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                                                                  Villa #6891811
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                                                                      Cottage #1142756a
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                                                                        Cottage #1471502a
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 7 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
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                                                                          House #646848a
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                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                                            Cottage #996593a
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #1469178
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                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Apartment #1288818a
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                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 7 BR
                                                                                  • 5 BA
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                                                                                  House #1331450a
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Mobile Home #1417303a
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                                                                                      Villa #1432484a
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                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #1484289a
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                                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          House #1521489a
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            House #1535047a
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Mobile Home #1494178a
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #1493880a
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1431750a
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                                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                                    Farmhouse #1465819a
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                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                      Apartment #600447a
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Superb motorcycling holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Our recent stay at The Gite de la Forge was fantastic in every way - a charming property, beautifully presented, with everything you need for a relaxing holiday, stunning surroundings and Sarah & Claude are the perfect hosts. The warm sunshine for all of the holiday meant that we could really appreciate the local scenery at it's best and even managed a dip in the pool! As motorcyclists we appreciated the excellent mountain roads in this area and the garage for the bike was an added bonus. We will be recommending this gite to our family and friends.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Very quiet. Rural. Beautiful views.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Comfortable accommodation on edge of Chanay. Great for walking.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016