- Its location at a busy crossroads made Belley an important town already back in Gallo-Roman times.
From 1077 Belley was part of the House of Savoy’s estates, until Bugey was ceded to France in 1601 under the Treaty of Lyon. The architecture of the town reflects its bourgeois past as a trading and religious centre. A one-and-a-half hour walking tour will take you around Belley’s 20 landmark monuments.>
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