Things to see and do - Nantua
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Nantua Travel guide
Nantua : Michelin's recommendations
Despite its location at the foot of an imposing valley carpeted in fir trees, Nantua has a pleasant, open feel thanks to its large lake, which opens up the horizon and offers a range of water sports. The town is famous for its pike dumplings (quenelles de brochet) with Nantua sauce, as well as its interesting cultural heritage: the Saint-Michel abbey church, housing a splendid St Sebastian by Eugène Delacroix, and the moving Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Ain et du Haut-Jura.
Tourist attractions Nantua : Things to see and do
This abbey, Cluny's so-called big sister, is the most important in the Ain. Overlooked by a finely worked 19C bell tower, it houses the vestiges of a Benedictine abbey (12C) destroyed during the Revolution. Inside lie gems such as the Chapelle Sainte..
3 montée de l’Abbaye
The commemorative museum is set in Nantua's former remand centre, where Resistance fighters were interned. Skilfully presented and enhanced with audioguides, as well as voice-offs by former French Resistance fighters and an English soldier, the varie..
Lake Nantua, 2.5km long and 650m wide, was formed in a cluse, behind a deposit left by a former glacier. Numerous sources contribute to it, including the source of Neyrolles. By the Bras du Lac, the waters flow into the Oignin, a tributary of the Ain..
13 Avenue du Lac, BP 22 F - 01130 Nantua
Hôtel-Restaurant de l'Embarcadère boasts a perfect location near the centre of Nantua, along the quiet edge of the lake and by the mountains. It offers a garden and free Wi-Fi. The hotel features air-conditioned bedrooms with an en-suite bathroom, a..