Just in front of the campsite, the Saône course materializes the border between the departments of the Rhone and Ain. The Saône Valley also marks the western boundary of the Aindinois territory of the Dombes, a rich natural area whose first ponds are accessible from the campsite in the Rhône Les Portes du Beaujolais in less than 20 minutes.
Introducing the Ain near the campsite.
Composed of the historic territories of Bresse, Dombes, Bugey and the country of Gex, Ain has a rich historical and natural heritage to discover. Between the Royal Monastery of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse, the medieval city of Pérouges, the halls and half-timbered houses of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne or the abbey of Notre-Dame des Dombes in Plantay, several Aindinose sites attract visitors every year. Many.
Ain is also rich in diverse natural environments, whose landscapes are closely linked to centuries-old rural and agricultural traditions: from the Bressans groves to the Dombes ponds, the large Miribel-Jonage park, the Cerdon caves or the famous Villars-les-Dombes Bird Park, the Natural sites in the Ain offer many opportunities for green outings and outdoor recreation. If the Ain extends east to the Haute-Savoie and as far as the Swiss border, several must-see sites are located near the Portes du Beaujolais campsite:
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Introducing the Dombes near the campsite
On the west bank of the Saône, a few kilometers from Trevoux, the former capital of the principality of Dombes, Les Portes du Beaujolais is an ideally placed destination if you are looking for a campsite in the Dombes and Ain. With 1100 ponds dug in the Middle Ages to drain clay and promote fish farming, the Dombes territory offers a preserved natural environment rich in biodiversity.
A fisherman’s paradise, the Dombes is also an ideal area for simple walkers and green walkers. From medieval villages to ponds and remarkable buildings to museums, the Dombes territory offers many discoveries. In addition, Dombes is classified as Natura 2000.
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