Rhone Alpes

Your Holidays in France in Rhone Alpes

The Department of Ain

The department of Ain, like other departments of France derives its name from the river Ain. Also, it is surrounded by the rivers of Rhone and Saone and this gives it a mystic sense of peace and prosperity.

The department of Ain, like other departments of France derives its name from the river Ain. Also, it is surrounded by the rivers of Rhone and Saone and this gives it a mystic sense of peace and prosperity.

This department enjoys its proximity to the well known and well to do cities like Lyon and Geneva and is thankful to them for its privileged geographic and strategic location.

Broadly this department is composes of four districts, Bresse, where agriculture and agro industry dominate with the cultivation of cereals, Dombes, where pisciculture plays the dominant role, Bugey, where viticulture is the most significant and Pays de Gex.

It has to show the small and medium sized enterprises as a mark of its growing economy and reduction in the unemployment rate, gastronomy, poultry competitions in Bresse that are famous all over the country.

Some important places to visit include heritage sites such as church of Brou in Bourg-en-Bresse and the fourteen museums that are famous all over.

Also, special emphasis on the eco tourism and skiing brings in a lot of revenue for this department. The other attraction of the place is the angling and cycling tourism and competitions that take place over the mountains of Alps and Rhone.

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