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Cerdon Vallée de l'Ain: idea of ​​a stay in happiness mode for families !

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

What if we offered you to go this summer to a warm place (but in the shade of the heatwave), to play tourist (but without being invaded by them), to live moments with your family (but also to be able to relax) , to have fun (without forgetting to cultivate yourself), to play sports (but also to titillate your taste buds three times a day), all at 1 hour from Lyon and Geneva ?

From Lyon to the land of Cerdon As a tribe or as a couple, Cerdon Vallée de l'Ain is a concentrate of nature, water, leisure, culture and flavors, all within 1 hour of Lyon and Geneva. Whether it's a weekend or a week, all the conditions are good to savor the happiness of being together. From Lyon, the journey in the Ain begins at the Parc des Oiseaux, a universe of emotions by nature, it enchants young and old with new things every year. The Butterfly effect is there and will take you from the Dombes straight on towards Jujurieux, to the Bonnet Silk Museum, emblematic museum of our destination, which for the occasion has designed a whole exhibition on the theme of cocoons, silk and the impact of this industry of excellence on the department. Because that's also the great thing about Ain, is that nothing is far.

After a day of full adventure, and a night at the Château de Varambon, in a charming guest room like Clos de l'Oiselon in Saint-Jean-le-Vieux, or more unusual, on the heights of Serrières-sur -Ain in the Cabanes du Belvédère or camping, meeting is given on the Ambronay side, for a visit to its mythical Abbey, a jewel of the Benedictine heritage. On the program: 15th century cloister and Escape Game !

Try the starred lunch (from 29 euros) at the Auberge de l'Abbaye. You can also find the list of all our accommodations and restaurants here.

Culture and leisure bubble Breakfast on the terrace or snuggled up in your bed, it's time to open up the destination's tourist guide, and let your imagination run wild. Several choices are available to you: deepen the history of Bonnet Silks and discover in detail the universe of this exceptional factory-boarding school which crossed the oceans to the depths of Japan near Tomioka. Take a jump towards Neuville-sur-Ain, marvel at some beautiful views and finish at the Vieux Clous eco-museum.

Leave for Cerdon, stroll through the village by leading the investigation of Fifrelin and the twenty fountains, try the Memory trail dedicated to the Second World War, then climb to the Caves of Cerdon and immerse yourself in the universe of our ancestors, whether through an underground visit or prehistoric workshops.

Every Wednesday, the Bonnet Silk Museum offers silk painting workshops or even Tawashi! Another favorite: whether at the Bonnet Silk Museum, in Varambon, Poncin, Saint-Jean-le-Vieux or even Cerdon, team up as a family and become a detective!

Bubble of water and nature The great thing about Cerdon Vallée de l'Ain is that you are spoiled for choice. With a range of varied activities in summer, all you have to do is let yourself be carried away by your wishes: supervised beach on the banks of the Ain River, paddleboarding, yoga, dance, watercolor, interpretation trail ... .

All accessible to all?

A few kilometers after Poncin, in the towns of Serrières-sur-Ain and Hautecourt-Romanèche, from one bank to the other, Chambod-Merpuis Island is an inexhaustible natural resource of happiness.

And for the older ones ?
Canyoning, canoeing, caving, climbing, horseback riding ... Discover our selection of activities.

Cycling and hiking bubble But the trip doesn't end there. From Chambod, you can rent a bike and explore the enchanting landscapes of the Valley. Whether you are sportsmen, beginners, cyclists, mountain bikers, there are a thousand and one ways to discover Ain by bike. For a getaway of a few hours or a few days, you will be able to surpass yourself on a mythical pass by pushing on the Bugey side or stroll on a small country road.

As for hiking, you will not be left out either. With a whole series of hikes suitable for little legs, hiking with the family becomes child's play! At the water's edge, in the middle of vineyards, or in the forest, Cerdon Vallée de l'Ain offers around 300 kilometers of trails and offers a wide variety of landscapes for walkers. Discover all our hikes §

THE MUST ? The Outdoor Intercative portal allows you to select and visualize in 3D your entire hike! It’s just magic!

Conclusion ? You will come back 😊 And in the meantime, share your moments with us

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