Daytrips in Ain and Isère regions near the campsite…
It is the medieval city not to be missed… What could be more pleasant than to stroll through these cobbled streets? Your toddlers will certainly love the mythical Pérouges cake…
And why not take advantage of this visit to also test the creation of handmade paper? Unusual activity guaranteed! Drawing a picture on the paper you made yourself is great! In addition, at Camping des Plages de l’Ain, you are taught to paint every week all summer for free! Are you ready to please yourself?
Ranked among « Ranked among the “most beautiful detours in France”, “green resort”, « green resort », « city and craft » and nicknamed « little Venice », the small medieval city of the Dombes, very flowery, is really worth a visit, especially on Saturday mornings with its market under the halls attracting inhabitants and tourists.
Take advantage of this getaway to taste, in one of the many restaurants, the local fish, the carp of Dombes with 1001 flavours.
For young and old alike, the miniature train is a must: you will certainly find your child’s soul again! Let yourself be surprised by all the unusual details in the many settings, including those of the Lyon districts on the huge 200m² animated model….
Caves of La Balme
I celebrated a friend’s birthday 20 years ago, it was yesterday. The site had left its mark on me… especially since the spirit of Mandrin still floats in this cave with its many labyrinths.
It delights all the children and its freshness in the summer allows you to spend a beautiful afternoon before diving in the swimming pool of the campsite. Don’t miss to visit the glassblower when you leave the cave.
Back at the campsite Les Plages de l’Ain, you will keep the spirit of Mandrin by riding ponies.
15 minutes from the campsite, visit another medieval town and discover the Crémolans (Crémieu’s inhabitants). It’s a real favorite for me, because this big village is full of life. It is nice to stroll through the narrow streets in summer, which keep you cool. You will not miss to visit the Halles, the cloisters or the Ursulines convent. Go with the tour guides who will make you love this city which was a centre of the grain trade between Savoy, Italy and Switzerland in the 16th century. Finish your visit by visiting the old church of the 18th century Ursulines convent and taste one of the 9 beers brewed by Olivier.
In September for a weekend,”the Medievals” festival brings the city to life during the time of capes and swords, a must…
Walibi amusement park
What awaits you: a day full of emotions in a park that was created in 1979. With 465,000 visitors a year, this is the amusement park of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region not to be missed!
Every year new animations come to bring new sensations. In 2018, the park inaugurated a thematic area called “Festival City” with three attractions, one of which will be thrilling.
Get on your bike and let yourself be guided on this dedicated bike path that will take you to the Bugey vineyards in particular! You can find the Via-Rhôna at the Pont de Jons and cycle to Lyon along the Rhône. From the campsite, access is easy to Pont de Jons. It is a quiet road through the fields and the Valbonne military camp that will gradually lead you to Via-Rhôna. A change of scenery guaranteed!
Discover the itineraries on : www.viarhona.com
It is located in the commune of Brégnier-Cordon, this waterfall surprises by its height (60 meters).
A nearby lake with free access will allow you to cool off in the heart of summer.
For a “splash”, it’s this way : www.ain-tourisme.com
Villars-les-Dombes and its bird park
The promise of a world tour…just a stone’s throw from the campsite!
You will travel on various continents with the most faithful reconstructions, while remaining in the heart of the Dombes and its giant pond in the middle of the park.
A visit to the bird park is a guarantee of an encounter with 3,000 birds of 300 different species on 35 hectares. For example, you will see Blue’s cousins, the hero of the famous Rio cartoon or birds of prey.
Your children will love feeding the lorises which will taste the fruity nectar, climbing to the top of the panoramic tower (50 metres) to get within reach of the birds or even seeing kangaroos….
Don’t wait any longer: book your tickets in advance and save 1 euro per ticket! Immediate boarding here
Refreshment and emotions guaranteed!
Have an exceptional time with a qualified and experienced supervisor.
Beautiful rivers Tréfond, Pernaz, Rhéby which descend from Bugey await you at 30 minutes from the campsite. They will offer you a discovery of the geology and botany of Bugey. Benoît’s pedagogical approach will allow you to approach this discipline according to your desires. Benoît will also be able to take you to other sites in the Alps that he knows perfectly well.
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