Haut-Bugey opens its doors! From the Plateau de Retord to Lac de Nantua via Lac Genin and the Ain Gorges, set off to explore all the riches in and around Haut-Bugey.

  • Lake Nantua

    This lake of glacial origin spanning 141 hectares is as suitable for carp fishing fans as it is for swimmers. Surrounded by limestone cliffs, its water varies from blue to dark green. Pedalos, supervised bathing at the Stade Nautique, sailing, fishing, a picnic area and games for children all await visitors!

  • Lake Genin

    The small mountain lake in a clearing surrounded by pine trees at 830 metres in altitude is known as “the Little Canada of Haut-Bugey”. A summer leisure destination for families, people go there for ice skating and diving under the ice in winter.

  • Lake Sylans

    A listed site since 1909 and now a paradise for pike fishers, on its shores lie the ruins of old ice factories, which used to sell the ice extracted from the lake until 1917.

  • The Plateau d’Hauteville ski resort

    The Plateau d’Hauteville enjoys a unique location in the heart of the Ain department, in the historic Bugey region. Situated at an altitude of between 850 and 1234 m, this high plateau never ceases to amaze visitors with its exceptional quality of life, pure air, generous nature, beneficial climate, varied landscapes and unspoilt...

  • The Plateau de Retord

    The Plateau de Retord is the southern part of the Jura Mountains, a vast plateau made up of combes, forests, paths and villages.  Located under an hour from Lyon and Geneva, 20 minutes from Nantua in the direction of Poizat-Lalleyriat, the Plateau de Retord invites you to relax and enjoy its peaceful, unspoilt landscapes. You can practise...

  • The Ain Gorges

    The River Ain, nearly 190 km long, served as a connection between the Jura Mountains and the River Rhône for a long time. Today, this surprising river is the ideal place for sporty or family holidays. For nearly 50 km, from Coiselet to Merpuis, the River Ain winds its way between the tall karst cliffs. Look down on the river from the top...