The Ain region, between plain and mountains
The Ain is a region of contrasts. To one side lie the great plains of Bresse and to the other are the Jura whose peaks reach 1720 metres at the Crêt de la Neige, overlooking Geneva and the Gex. Along with the Grand Colombier massif (1531 metres), they form two magnificent balconies facing out over the Alps. With numerous vantage points offering superlative views, the mountains of the Jura and the Ain are a protected area. Hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails take you through stunning scenery where you may spot eagles, lynx and countless rare flowers.