Historic site and monument

Village of Benonces

Pet Friendly

The village of Bénonces with its picturesque character reveals its traditional habitat, bread ovens, houses with awnings and sides of scale tiles. It is home to the Charterhouse of Portes, a monastery dating from 1115 (cannot be visited).

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The village of Bénonces is dominated by the rocky outcrop: the rock of Cuny. This rock bears a cross which is accessible in 3/4 hour walk from the village. From there, an orientation table will allow you to admire a superb panorama of Bugey and Dauphiné.

Another exceptional point of view, that of the orientation table of Mont Frioland (1029 m) on the col de Portes. A short walk to reach the Calvaire de Portes and you can enjoy a view from Mont-Blanc to the Cévennes.

From the hamlet of Onglas, you can reach the Luizet waterfall in around 45 minutes on foot. Here, the river falls from a height of 100 m then descends in a gorge to join the Rhône.


    • Historical patrimony
    • Religious Heritage
    • Farm
    • Maison
    • Ruins and remains
    • City Village
    • Bread oven
    • Calvary and cross
    • Chartreuse
    • Church


  • Historic site and monument



  • Pet Friendly


  • Parking
  • Orientation table
  • Free parking


Free access.


The village can be discovered all year round

Advice from the Office

In case of rain

Do not panic ! Here are all our sheltered activities.

On the way back

To bring back a souvenir or something to treat yourself, stock up on local products from Pérouges in Bugey.