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Ain is situated about 200 miles (322 kilometers) southeast of Paris, the country's capital, and 100 miles (161 kilometers) southwest of Strasbourg.
When it comes to getting the most out of your time here, it's worth keeping in mind that Ain is just the tip of the iceberg; Rhone-Alpes features an abundance of scenic and cultural delights. You may also wish to check out Francourt, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Hyevre-Paroisse 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest.
Get some transportation head out to Besancon, a retail and transport hub for the region, situated approximately 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Ain. The city has a number of tourist attractions, such as Besancon Citadel, Place du 8 Septembre and Palais Granvelle. Besancon Cathedral, Musee des Beaux-Arts and Hotel de Ville are a number of other attractions to see for those who have time left.
Spirituality is a vital part of every region's DNA, so be sure set aside some time to visit the area's churches and other important religious sites. To understand the present, it's good to revisit the past. Rhone-Alpes' fascinating traditional villages are a great starting point.
Try out some of the region's great winter attractions. Both locals and travellers enjoy snowboarding here. Snow shoeing is also popular. Those who like to combine learning with leisure will love the area's culinary tours and city walking tours.
When your time is up in Ain, put the lens cap back on your camera, spend your last of your euros on last-minute souvenirs, and bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to this unique part of the world.
Situated in Saint-Genis-Pouilly, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Serves Golf Club and within 6 miles (10 km) of CERN and Microcosm. Chateau de Voltaire and Ferney-Voltaire Market are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Chateau de Voltaire and Ferney-Voltaire Market. Meyrin Commercial Centre and Forum Meyrin Theatre are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Situated in a rural location, this campsite is within 3 miles (5 km) of Domaine de Divonne Golf Club, L'Esplanade du Lac and Divonne-les-Bains Nautical Center. Lake Divonne and Forest Land are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located near the slopes, this Mijoux hotel is in the mountains, 5 mi (8.1 km) from Col de la Faucille, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Rochat Golf Club and Mont Saint-Jean Golf Club. Tourist Office of Gex - La Faucille is 12.4 mi (19.9 km) away.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Chateau de Voltaire and Ferney-Voltaire Market. Meyrin Commercial Centre and Forum Meyrin Theatre are also within 2 miles (3 km).
Situated in Thoiry, this ski residence is within 3 miles (5 km) of Serves Golf Club, CERN and Microcosm. Golf Club de Domaine de Gonville and Vivarium de Meyrin are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located in the heart of Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Musee du Train Miniature, Traditions Museum and Castle of Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne. Espace Bel Air is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) away.
Situated in Evosges, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Church of Aranc, Calvary of Aranc and Rougemont Castle Ruins. Cascade de la Charabotte and Chateau des Allymes are also within 12 miles (20 km).