Plateau de Retord

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 all your favourite activities here in winter (skiing, snowshoe walking, dog sled riding, biathlon) and summer (mountain biking, paragliding, hiking, mountain climbing, rollerblading).

La nature comme terrain de jeux

  • Average altitude: 1,000 m
  • Mountain range: Jura
  • Department: Ain (01)
  • Cross-country skiing: 160 km
  • Rocks: limestone

In the summer, the Plateau de Retord’s peaceful and welcoming landscapes are covered in lush grass and wild flowers. The breeze of freedom blows through the countryside, where children and adults will find plenty to enjoy: footpaths, hikes, Nordic walking, trail running, orienteering, mountain biking, equestrian centres, hiking with dogs… It’s impossible to get bored here! But you can also take your time, listen to the murmur of nature, contemplate ideas beyond words and stroll along the paths.

  • Retord, vue sur les Monts Jura
  • Plateau de Retord Copyright Emmanuelle Bebi

Winter sports and laughter in the snow

When Mother Nature dons her white cloak, the Plateau de Retord offers its lucky visitors breathtaking landscapes where activities abound, from Alpine skiing to Nordic skiing, from snowshoe hikes to dog sled rides. From seasoned skiers to novices of all ages, visitors will find everything they need to make the most of the area: skiing lessons, equipment hire, picnic rooms, sledding, a skating rink, airboarding and snowtubing…


The WHITE paradise for cross-country skiing

In winter, three vast interconnected combes with pistes for all levels of ability offer stunning viewpoints over the Alps and the Jura. A total of 160km are open to skiers, who can enjoy a variety of activities (Nordic skiing, snowshoe walking, etc.) and landscapes. There are three Nordic ski pistes connected to the other gateways, three connecting routes and three marked snowshoe itineraries. So don’t wait another minute, the white gold is waiting for you !

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Did you know ?

Much of Luc Jacquet’s film The Fox and the Child (2007) was shot on the Plateau de Retord.


Office de Tourisme Haut-Bugey – Espace Trois Lacs
14 rue du docteur Mercier – 01130 NANTUA

Tél. +33 (0)4 74 12 11 57

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