Bordered by the Rhône Canal, Bugey Sud is full of idyllic waterways and lakes for fishing and bathing, stunning waterfalls like Glandieu, Clairefontaine and Cerveyrieu, and rivers such as the Groin renowned for its canyoning.
At the base of the Grand Colombier mountain lie Lavours Swamps, a nature reserve of outstanding natural beauty that visitors explore on a raised wooden walkway.
An expanse in the south of Bugey has been set aside for France’s largest protected riverine area, the Upper Rhône Nature Reserve.
Whether you want to go swimming or fishing, you will find numerous lakes, ponds, reservoirs in Bugey Sud.
There are several beautiful waterfalls in Bugey Sud for a refreshing interlude on a hot summer's day or to enjoy an exhilarating sight in any season: waterfall of Glandieu, Clairefontaine and waterfall of Cerveyrieu.
Lavours Marshes is one of the last remaining continental marshlands in Western Europe.
The Upper Rhône stretches from Lake Geneva down to its confluence with the River Saône, running through Bugey and forming a natural border with Savoie.