Ain

The Ain is a department named after the river of Ain through it. As part of the Rhone-Alps region and bordered by the rivers Saône and Rhône, the department enjoys a privileged location. It has an excellent transport network (TGV, highways) and benefits from the proximity of the international airports of Lyon and Genève.Ain has four different geographical areas: the Bresse, Dombes, Bugey and Pays de Gex, which contribute to the diversity and dynamics of the economic development department. In the Bresse, agriculture and agro-industry are dominated by cereal crops, livestock, milk and cheese production and poultry farming. In the Dombes, fish farming is predominant, such as viticulture in Bugey. Due to its industrial character and a dense fabric of small and medium enterprises, Ain ranks among the regions with the fastest growth in the economy of pays.L'Ain attaches great importance to its historical and cultural heritage as well as its gastronomy (restaurant Georges Blanc in Vonnas), its annual competition of poultry in the Bresse ( "" three glorious "") and tourism (346 monuments such as the famous church of Brou at Bourg en-Bresse, France 14 museums, eco-tourism and skiing) .The main localities are: Bourg-en-Bresse, Oyonnax, Ambérieu-en-Bugey, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, Belley Gex, Nantua ... at the tourist level, you can linger on: the Bresse plain to the snow-capped mountains of the village character as Pérouges or Trévoux, spiritual high places in Brou Ambronay ... or attractive sites such as Valserine and country Gex, history towns like Bourg en Bresse, Divonne and Nantua and of course enjoy the Nantua sauce (with dumplings!), the Bresse chicken, or wines of Bugey massive ... remarkable natural sites in the Ain. the départeme




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