The Christmas holidays are the perfect opportunity for family time. Agenda, tips, tourist sites to discover from Pérouges to Bugey, east of Lyon.
Our winter motto at the tourist office? It is good to go out in the cold season. During the holiday season, there is no reason to stay home.
Between Pérouges and Bugey, near Lyon, there is always something to keep you busy, warm or bundled up. Our Christmas holiday schedule gives you the best tips for winter. Outings with the children, creative workshops or even gift idea : over here the good ideas.
During the Christmas holidays, we go out even if it's cold
Christmas markets near Lyon
To start the holiday season off right, what could be better than the beautiful marchés de Noël ? From Pérouges to Bugey, there is only the embarrassment of choice. From the most essential to the small designer and producer markets, the opportunity to combine shopping for gifts and strolling. Without forgetting the traditional hot wine !
Bugey's magical winter
Getting some fresh air, even in cold weather, is essential! The Bugey is a playground conducive to walks, even in winter. A brief overview of our most beautiful winter spots. Viewpoints, pretty villages and enchanted places under the snow.
Our territory is marvelous in all 4 seasons ! Walks and landscapes take on the air of fairy tales in winter.
Doing activities under cover is good too
Courses and initiations for all
Warm in a workshop to learn the secrets of the trades of yesteryear. What better ? The artisans of the territory welcome you for courses or initiation days. To offer as a gift to live an experience or for emotional moments with children. Stained glass, bookbinding, pottery, carp leather… Enough to occupy the Christmas holidays.
Gift hunting in cold weather
Speaking of gifts, Christmas and the end of year celebrations are approaching, it's time to find good ideas. Between Pérouges and Bugey it is possible to find your gifts while strolling, avoiding the crowds of Lyon. The artisan shops of our pretty villages are full of hand crafted nuggets. Why not take advantage of the holidays to go for a walk and spoil your family?
The essentials in the shelter: taking care smartly
To get warm and enjoy it is possible to count on the timeless ones. the Allymes castle, opens its doors all year round. L'Ambronay Abbey welcomes the curious throughout the day (closed at 16 p.m. in winter). All of December, Balme caves resume service.
What do we eat for Christmas?
If there is a good time for good things, it's the Christmas holidays. East of Lyon too, gastronomy knows us. And the winter gastronomy has its place in the celebration meal between Perouges and Bugey.
Small products from us
Starting with the essential artisanal chocolate. The ballotin of "pavers of Pérouges" will have its small effect. More original, the Dombes saffron will surprise more than one, especially in a herbal tea! And how not to delight its guests with the traditions of the land? Have you ever tried the experience of Bugey ramekin ? For dessert, the Perouges cake will agree all sweet-toothed guests.
Prepare good festive dishes. Spoil the family with gift baskets…
Our producer stores have concocted pretty and delicious gift baskets for you. Our guide to gourmet Christmas gifts gives you all the tips and good addresses. And you will even have the right to say that you thought of it alone.