For culture lovers, European Heritage Days are always a moment of discovery. From Pérouges to Bugey, castles, churches, village visits, from the most classic to the most unusual await you.

JEP 2023: things are moving east of Lyon

As every year, the tourist office is delighted to offer you the best of European heritage days, between Pérouges and Bugey. To visit new in Ain to the east of Lyon, far from the crowds of overcrowded tourist sites, follow the guide!

Our advice for European Heritage Days in a bucolic atmosphere? Coming to the east of Lyon, between the medieval town of Pérouges and the pretty villages of Bugey. Change of scenery and discovery guaranteed!

Château de Chazey-sur-Ain, 8 visits during the JEP 2023

Tour du Château de Chazey pendant les JEP 2022

*visits to the tourist office: reservation required – 18 people max / visit. Preferential rate of €3/pers (for everyone, including children)

10 minutes from Pérouges, the castle of Chazey-sur-Ain opens its doors to 8 visits in one day ! A comment by tour guides, Bring you in a small committee* attacking the premises.

From the kitchen to the top of the dungeon, a visit that gives pride of place to castle life in the 19th century. Between fairy tale architecture and medieval fantasy.

The timeless heritage days near Pérouges

Ambronay Abbey & Heritage Days

During ancient and world music festival, many shows, visits and special events for heritage days.

Country museums and exhibitions

que faire près de Lyon (Ain) expositions, musées et visite guidée - Lagnieu - Pérouges Bugey Tourisme

Open doors in the local museums, commentary on hidden nuggets, churches with free access. Something to please fans of little-known heritage.

JEP 2023: the medieval city of Pérouges

Guided tours of the village of Pérouges are all year round. During the JEP 2023, it is at preferential rate of 3€/pers ! To enjoy culture at a lower cost.

Exceptional natural and cultural sites

For the JEPs, think of the natural heritage

Exceptional natural sites are also worth a visit during heritage days. In the Pérouges and Bugey sector, take a look at the Balme Caves, 20 minutes from Perouges.

Balme Caves

Châteaux open only to JEPs

Montellier Castle

Private castles open during heritage days for your greatest pleasure. Merry, Montellier, Serraz or the Montferrant frescoes in Lagnieu. There is a choice!

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