Etang de la DombesEtang de la Dombes au coucher du soleil
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Discover the Essentials

of the Dombes region

Back to Nature in the Dombes

A change of scene awaits you on a getaway just a few hours from home.

Relax by the ponds, go hiking, enjoy a deep breath of fresh air and let go of the unnecessary to focus on the essential…

Breathe in, breathe out, you are in the Dombes.


the Must-Sees

of Dombes

To make your stay in the Dombes as easy as possible, we’ve selected a few must-see places for first-time visitors. In addition to the Bird Park in Villars-les-Dombes, the characterful villages of Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne, Trévoux and Ars-sur-Formans are well worth a visit. Discover emblematic Dombes architecture at the Notre-Dame des Dombes Abbey… Put on your sneakers, the Dombes is yours! Depending on whether you come in spring or summer, autumn or winter, you won’t have the same experience…

The Dombes,

a Land of ...

With its thousand ponds, the changing landscape of the Dombes has a few surprises in store for visitors. People often come to the region for its ponds but are soon amazed by the variety of discoveries to be made here. Indeed, the Dombes, just 1 hour from Lyon, is also a land of gastronomy, golf, walks, and festivities. Prepare to be surprised by its diversity!

La Dombes,

a Land of Festivities ...

Music lovers, sports enthusiasts, or those craving culture… Save the dates and prepare to discover the main events in the Dombes.

The Dombes Essentials

in Photos