Pause pique-niquePause pique-nique en famille au Mont-Myon, l’endroit idéal proche de Bourg-en-Bresse. Ain. Dégustation d'une tarte bressane et cidre local.
©Pause pique-nique en famille au Mont-Myon, l’endroit idéal proche de Bourg-en-Bresse. Ain.|Pierre JAYET

Exploring Mont Myon

Mont Myon is a bit like the climb up the Tourmalet mountain pass on the Tour de France. It’s not the highest peak but it is an iconic, legendary one. Here is some advice to make sure you fully appreciate it.

Quite simply iconic

Mont Myon is a name that has become iconic in the region. This is the most famous of the Revermont mountains, in the first foothills of the Jura mountains, in the village of Pressiat, just 30 minutes from Bourg-en-Bresse, . It is 663 metres high and offers a 360° panoramic view from the top. But you should know that, even if it is the most well-known, it is not the highest peak in this mountain range. So which one is the highest ? Mont Nivigne of course, which is 768 metres high.

Classified a remarkable landscape

Now, let’s take a closer look at our star peak. Since 1947, the site has been classified as a remarkable landscape. Mont Myon and the neighbouring Montfort and Mont Châtel, together provide a surprising sight that can be seen from far away. Mont Myon is bordered by forests to the east and grassy meadows to the west, with a beautiful, wide-open space at the peak. Your efforts climbing to the top through the woodland will be rewarded! It’s up to you to choose the path that suits you. There are sporty trails and more leisurely ones, including of course Pressiat, the famous ‘Z’ trail. The GR 59 hiking trail also passes over this peak.

Incredible views

It’s time to just stop and admire your surroundings. Just breathe and take in the views. There is an orientation table with information about the view before you. Bresse Plain, Mâconnais, Beaujolais mountains, Lyonnais, etc. Are you looking for somewhere to relax and have a picnic? We understand and as such, we’ve thought of everything. The site is classified to protect its wildlife. Nature lovers, what are you waiting for? Come and explore this place today !

The ultimate spot for paragliding

On some days, Mont Myon takes on an entirely different appearance. Our star peak is suddenly covered in an array of bright colours. Bright red, green, purple, bright yellow, no these are not the colours of autumn, they are the countless paragliding sails. Mont Myon is a very popular place for paragliding. You can expect a fantastic sight.

Let’s take the plunge !

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Practical info :

To access the peak, we recommend walking via Pressiat or Plain Champ.