The Ain, a department with character
Take advantage of your stay at the Signal campsite to discover the magnificent Haut-Bugey region and much more. You will be ideally situated to stroll through the heart of the village of Nantua, or to explore the surrounding towns for adventure and a change of scenery.
The region is a tourist centre in its own right with monuments and towns that will charm you. Start your stay with a stroll around Lake Nantua, a lake surrounded by limestone cliffs, ideal for walks and water sports.
During a walk, stop off in the town of Oyonnax (17km from Nantua), known for its dynamism, its comb production and its rugby team. You will be seduced by the festive atmosphere of this place.
Not far from Nantua, 6 km away, discover the historical site of the Glacières de Sylans. Immerse yourself in the history of the first ice exports in France.
You can also immerse yourself in prehistory by visiting the Cerdon caves, 15km from your accommodation. Between legends and remains of the past, this visit is a must!
Lyon, city of light
A few kilometres further on you can visit Lyon and its historic buildings. Park your car and enjoy a walking tour of the city, so you don't miss out on any of the architecture.
A few kilometres from the Swiss border
Do you like chocolate? Geneva is for you! A few kilometres to the east, discover the city of Geneva and the famous blue Lake Geneva. A city known for its quality of life as well as its unmissable chocolate production.
The village of Nantua
A small town on the edge of the lake, Nantua will help you recharge your batteries and connect with nature. Dare to swim in the lake, or for the sporty, a water activity. This lake is nestled between two limestone cliffs.
Discover the paradise of walks, hikes, mountain biking and climbing. You can also wander through the streets of the town to discover the architectural heritage that has been created over the years.
Nantua is also a land of gastronomy. The speciality? Pike quenelles, with NANTUA sauce! It will delight all lovers of gastronomy thanks to its superb recipe with crayfish butter.
A haven of peace for a stay that will bring you calm and serenity.
Oyonnax, a town proud of its history and its craftsmen
Oyonnax is the gateway to the Haut-Jura Natural Park and is also renowned for its dynamism and craftsmanship.
Emblematic town of the comb and plastic industries
The Oyonnax museum, located in the heart of the town, traces the industrial history of the "Plastics Valley". From the creation of the first wooden comb to the plastics industry. A place full of history that will plunge you straight back into the town's past.
The key word: the festival
Throughout the year, the town is animated by several key festivals such as the Winter Festival, the Spring Festival, the school parade, etc. All of which bring dynamism to the town throughout the seasons.
Immersion in the heart of prehistory
The Cerdon caves, 6 km from the Signal campsite, are an exceptional site full of history. Dating back to prehistoric times and having been very well preserved, the caves take you into a unique world, which will delight young and old alike. Having been occupied throughout its life due to its ideal location for the observation of the territory, many relics have been found there and allow today to trace the history of this magical place.
Whether you want to visit the caves with a guide, on your own or with your children (from 4 to 6 years old), it is possible!
After your visit, you can take a walk in the heart of the park to discover all the activities on offer. Try your hand at medieval practices such as fire-making tools, shooting with a thruster or neolithic pottery.
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