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Tourism in the Rhone and Ain

At Camping Car, come and test the “slow tourism” where you benefot from the art of taking your time  and find yourself in harmony with the surrounding nature.

Enjoy walks, horseback rides or bicycles along the Saône to take a breath of fresh air, recharge your batteries and forget the routine and stress of everyday life.

Take time to contemplate the natural beauty of the Val de Saône, to surprise a squirrel jumping from branch to branch, a rabbit to emerge from a grove, to watch a flight of a heron or simply to observe a gathering of swans and ducks, very numerous around the campsite.

Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy it and throw the line from their locations in front of the Saône or prefer to go to the nearby Bordelan, a former gravel pit, where the hook bites easily.

Camping in the centre of the region

Extend the nature experience to the nearby Natura 2000-listed Dombes, at the Parc des Oiseaux, on of the favourite leisure sites of the French in the Auvergne / Rhône-Alpes region, hosting one of the most beautiful collections of birds in Europe and escape for a journey on five continents.

Enjoy your journey in Dombes to discover Pérouges, a medieval city with charm of the past, earning its ranking in the “Most Beautiful Villages of France” and the atmosphere out of time.
Don’t be surprised if you come across a Musketeer at the turn of a shoot because the 20th century made Perouges a film set with an open air.

Stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Red Light, push the door of the stalls and discover handicrafts from here and there, art galleries.

Pérouges is also a gourmet stop, famous for its sugar patty and exceptional tables like the Old Perugia Hotel which will make you live a delicious Medieval adventure.

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Want to visit?

Trip ideas are numerous in Villefranche-sur-Saône and Beaujolais and its Golden Stones, labelled Pays d’Art et d’Histoire in 2018.

The tourist office has concocted the “Hidden Treasures Circuit” in 24 stages to discover the wealth of the Caladois heritage, including many Renaissance houses and courtyards classified or listed in the inventory of historical monuments.
Enjoy a shopping spree in the Rue Nationale, a straight artery in the shape of a boat hull of more than a km and stop in front of the flamboyant collegiate Notre Dame des Marais.

Take your campervan back to discover the Beaujolais and its Golden Stones, and crisscross these villages built of ochre stones that play in all seasons with the reflections of the Sun.
Let yourself be guided to Oingt, classified as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, by the wine route in this Unesco Geopark, rich in a unique geological diversity.

Epicureans will be tempted by the discovery of this exceptional terroir at the turn of one of the many cellars or the Hameau Duboeuf and the gourmets will have water in their mouths and can enjoy bistronomic cuisine, which will seduce the taste buds of the most Gourmet.
Also don’t forget your Privilege Pass to take advantage of many discounts, which we have negotiated for you.

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Take a bus or train to visit Lyon, the capital of Gauls, a Unesco World Heritage Site, and discover the riches of the City of Light, where more than 2000 years of history await you.
Stroll through the traboules of Old Lyon, the largest Renaissance ensemble after Venice, to the Hôtel de la Cour des Loges, where you will be sublimed by this true jewel of Renaissance architecture.

Then, behind St. John’s Cathedral, take the funicular to the top of fourvière hill, where you can discover the main vestiges of the Gallo-Roman period including the Gallo-Roman Theatre and go to the Basilica where you will enjoy the prettiest panorama Lyonnais.

You can’t leave without taking the time to stroll along the peninsula between the quays of Saône or the banks of the Rhône, a true heart of Lyon where more than a thousand years of architecture rub shoulders, for a shopping spree where a discovery of the historic centre of Lyon.

Want to take a break?
Nature lovers will visit the Parc de la Tête d’Or,  true green lungs of Lyon where you will appreciate the charm of english-style parks, the botanical garden with its rose garden and the zoo, while heritage lovers will be surprised by the Museum of Confluences, the Museum of Fine Arts or by a detour to the Opera House.

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