Destination guide

Why people love visiting charming Ain

Learn about the unique charm of Ain with a stay in a private vacation home. This romantic city is known for its skiing, restaurants and shopping. Many of our vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Ain a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Travelers 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 1.10 inches and temperatures average 31°F.

Natural features

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 center:

  • 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 center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Ain?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,008 vacation rentals near Ain. From 512 Houses to 46 Chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ain for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ain?

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

  • Ferney-Voltaire: 156 vacation rentals
  • Divonne-les-Bains: 242 vacation rentals
  • Saint-Genis-Pouilly: 170 vacation rentals
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: 93 vacation rentals
  • Commanderie Golf Club: 222 vacation rentals

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

What are the main cities to discover in Ain?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ain:

  • Ferney-Voltaire: 156 rentals
  • Divonne-les-Bains: 242 rentals
  • Saint-Genis-Pouilly: 170 rentals
  • Bourg-en-Bresse: 93 rentals
  • Laiz: 70 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Ain?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Ain are:

  • Lyon Part-Dieu Railway Airport (XYD): 938 vacation rentals
  • Bellegarde (XBF-Aerodrome de Bellegarde): 281 vacation rentals
  • Ceyzeriat Airport (XBK): 180 vacation rentals

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

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

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Ain. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Commanderie Golf Club: 222 rentals
  • Lake Divonne: 537 rentals
  • Mézériat Station: 199 rentals
  • Macon Pont-de-Veyle Station: 210 rentals
  • Chateau de Voltaire: 456 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.

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