Tourism & leisure
Take full advantage of our ideal location, a perfect starting point for a wide array of visits and leisure activities all within a 30-kilometer radius.
Enjoy our rich local history and heritage (craftsmanship, landscapes, …) and have a chat with the locals!
With so many options available, there is no chance of a boring day, so get out there and enjoy!
Take full advantage of this exceptional cycling trail following the Rhône river.
From the Mediterranean beaches all the way to Lake Geneva, the ViaRhôna trail is 815 kilometers long and lets you follow the Rhône river between its birthplace and its estuary!
You will be able to witness an incredible variety of landscapes along the way (alpine vistas, Cote du Rhône vineyards or even lavender fields or olive groves) and discover about the local history, culture and of course gastronomy!
It’s up to you to choose which part of the trail suits you best and plan your own trip, whether it is a solo, couple, or family one!
The trail alternates between secured “green paths”, forbidden to motorized vehicles, and shared low-traffic roads.
Just north of Lyon, nestled above Meximieux, sits the medieval city of Pérouges, without a doubt one of the most beautiful sights of the area. Discover its historical homes dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, cobblestoned streets, fortress-church, and so much more!
Pérouges is an exceptionally-conserved architectural wonder, beautifully showcased.
Why not let go of the present and travel back in time for the day?
Pérouges also hosts national and international artists and bands for its yearly renowned music festival, don’t miss out!
Open to visitors since 1807, the Caves of La Balme are located a short 10 minutes away
from Lagnieu, in the heart of the La-Balme-les-Grottes village.
A natural maze of underground lakes, amphitheaters, terraces, basins, stalactites, stalagmite or draperies, take your time to fully enjoy the beauty and mysteries of the Caves of La Balme.
A visit typically lasts just over an hour, and the cave system is about 1.5 kilometers long.
A unique experience for the whole family!
The Dombes region, nicknamed the thousand-lake region, will welcome you with open arms, and will have you discover its gastronomy, natural wonders, heritage, local producers, stables or even fishing spots!
The area is well equipped for many activities, so you can fully enjoy its 345 hectares of nature (cycling and hiking trails especially).
You will also be able to observe an exceptional variety of birds (over 3000!) in the internationally-renowned Bird Park, le Parc des Oiseaux, located in Villars-les-Dombes.
The park offers a wide array of activities, animations and shows, so the whole family can enjoy their time there!
Sport & Events
Emotion and competition await, from club level to international meetings.
A renowned training center for young riders, professionals and future professional riders.
Facilities for hire
Why not organize your next event, course or training session at the Parc du Cheval? And if you need a secure and well-equipped facility for your horse during a long trip, the Parc du Cheval is your best bet!
Just a quick drive northeast of Lyon, a cosy ,wooden red cocoon awaits: a comedy theatre that will have you laugh, cry and make some fabulous memories with your loved one, family, friends or group – or even on your own!
Quality acts, from one-man stand-up comedy shows to full-on plays, concerts or kids shows during school holidays, they will have something for everyone!
A warm welcome, delicious homemade food and even local tips on things to do, don’t miss out on this little gem!
The Carioca comedy theatre, in the center of Meximieux, is the perfect spot for a local night out!