Visite guidée du centre historique de Belley par l'Office de TourismeVisite guidée du centre historique de Belley par l'Office de Tourisme
©Visite guidée du centre historique de Belley par l'Office de Tourisme|Laurent Madelon

Guided tours

Go with Florence-Audrey to discover the heritage of Bugey Sud!
Our guided tours (in French) of Belley, Culoz, Vieu-en-Valromey, Virieu-le-Grand, La Fruitière du Valromey, Rossillon, Glandieu, Vongnes and the Maquis trail are to be booked online!

Guided tour of the old town of Culoz and the castle of Montveran

Dominated by the Grand Colombier massif and bordered by the Rhône, the town of Culoz prospered from the Middle Ages onwards thanks to the vineyards and the activities established around its river, the Jourdan. This industrial city, headquarters of the CIAT company, also owes its fame to many famous people: the Serpollet brothers, Henry Dunant, Dr. Poncet or even the American writer Gertrude Stein.
The visit ends with the discovery of the Château de Montveran, which has the particularity of belonging to the same family since the 14th century.

Visite guidée du bourg ancien de Culoz et du château de Montveran sur Bugey Sud
Visite guidée du bourg ancien de Culoz et du château de Montveran sur Bugey Sud
Visite guidée du bourg ancien de Culoz et du château de Montveran sur Bugey Sud
Visite de Vieu, en Valromey, ancien vicus gallo-romain
Visite de Vieu, en Valromey, ancien vicus gallo-romain
Visite de Vieu, en Valromey, ancien vicus gallo-romain

Guided tour of Vieu-en-Valromey, ancient gallo-roman vicus

Go to discover the small village of Vieu, in the heart of the Valromey.
After a passage to the source and the chapel of Adoue, dear to Paul Claudel, in the hamlet of Chongnes, you will go back to the past of the village, important Gallo-Roman vicus until the 4th century, medieval village and holiday resort of Brillat-Savarin.

Chill visit: Rossillon in the Middle Ages; witchcraft and other oddities

For the second year in a row, the Tourist Office offers you to discover the unusual history that took place in Rossillon at the dawn of the 16th century.

1467.
6 women accused of witchcraft were burned at the stake on the church square. Inquisition, pact with the devil, witchcraft… Tremble! You will not come out unscathed from this visit like no other…

Visite guidée Rossillon au Moyen-Âge, sorcellerie et autres bizarreries
Visite guidée Rossillon au Moyen-Âge, sorcellerie et autres bizarreries
Visite guidée Rossillon au Moyen-Âge, sorcellerie et autres bizarreries
HistoireS de RésistanceS : randonnée commentée du sentier du maquis sur le Plateau de Retord
HistoireS de RésistanceS : randonnée commentée du sentier du maquis sur le Plateau de Retord
HistoireS de RésistanceS : randonnée commentée du sentier du maquis sur le Plateau de Retord

History of the Resistance: guided tour of the Maquis trail

on the Plateau de Retord

The Tourist Office offers you a guided tour of the Sentier du maquis. Go through the Plateau de Retord in the company of a guide and a mountain leader to learn all about the facts of the Resistance in the Bugey!

Go on the footsteps of the maquisards of the Plateau de Retord in the spring of 1943, the Maquis of the Ain, their military organization and the daily life of these men will be told to you with many anecdotes.

And many other visits!

Gourmet tours:
Comté-moi le Valromey – discovery tour of the Fruitière du Valromey.

Family tours:
Fun workshops.

Nature tours:
The biological reserve of the Devil’s Claw on the slopes of the Grand Colombier, day of the mountain pastures, Vieu secret, HistoireS de RésistanceS.

Must-see tours:
Belley, Culoz, Vieu, Virieu-le-Grand and the hamlet of Glandieu.

Thrills tours:
Rossillon in the Middle Ages.

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