Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Ain

Learn about the unique charm of Ain with a stay in a holiday home rental. This romantic city is known for its skiing, restaurants and shopping. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Ain

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? You'll be sure to enjoy Ain for its skiing and golfing. Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Ain a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Golf Bourg en Bresse (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Ain Karting (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Golf de la Sorelle (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Bresse Golf Course (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
  • Parc Aventure de la Bresse (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Arbres et Sens (14.2 mi / 22.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Ain

Travellers enjoy Ain for its skiing. To make the most of the cold weather activities, you might consider visiting in January, December, November or June, when snowfall averages 2.80 inches and temperatures average 0°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Ain

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Ain is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Parc de Loisirs de Bouvent (7.8 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Lac de Nantua (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Cascade de la Charabotte (13.9 mi / 22.4 km)
  • Parc des Oiseaux (17.2 mi / 27.7 km)
  • Espace Eau Vive (17.5 mi / 28.2 km)
  • Rene Nicod Park (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Ain

The nearest airport is in Lyon (LYS-Saint-Exupery), located 29.4 mi (47.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.), which is 37.5 mi (60.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Pont-d'Ain Saint-Martin-du-Mont Station, Pont-d'Ain Station and Tossiat Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near Ain?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,015 holiday rentals near Ain. From 519 Houses to 44 Chalets, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ain for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ain?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ain. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Saint-Martin-De-Bavel: 103 holiday rentals
  • Lyon Part-Dieu Railway Airport (XYD): 944 holiday rentals
  • Ambérieu-en-Bugey: 108 holiday rentals
  • Belmont-Luthézieu: 114 holiday rentals
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: 101 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Ain! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ain?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Ain with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Saint-Martin-De-Bavel: 103 holiday homes
  • Ambérieu-en-Bugey: 108 holiday homes
  • Belmont-Luthézieu: 114 holiday homes
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: 101 holiday homes
  • Divonne-les-Bains: 246 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Ain?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Ain are:

  • Lyon Part-Dieu Railway Airport (XYD): 944 holiday houses
  • Bellegarde (XBF-Aerodrome de Bellegarde): 286 holiday houses
  • Ceyzeriat Airport (XBK): 197 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Ain?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Ain. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • TENAY HAUTEVILLE (Station): 254 holiday rentals
  • Cascade de la Charabotte: 250 holiday rentals
  • Parc Aventure de la Bresse: 165 holiday rentals
  • Musee du Train Miniature: 239 holiday rentals
  • Medieval City of Perugia: 622 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ain listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

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