GeographyThe town of Nantua is located at the edge of the lake of the same name, and with the foot of a high unstable calcareous cliff, under constant monitoring.
Nantua was a long time a town of transit, in particular thanks to the trunk road of Lyon to Geneva; and relay crossing point of tourism, it of also undergoes the consequences in term of Atmospheric pollution (frontage of the blackened houses) Since the construction of the highway A40, said " Highway of the Titans " , it is known of the motorist only by the Viaduc of Nantua. The city had a Gare, but which was replaced by a service road in Autocar and there remains nothing any more but the stop of Montreal the cluse.
HistoryThe city was formed around a monastery of Bénédictins, founded in 671 per Saint Amand, and in the church by which the body of Charles II the Bald person would have forwarded.
Tourist monuments and places
Nantua is overhung by a viaduct of the A40 which leads to the Tunnel of Taws, famous for the stoppers which were caused there in period of drive out-crossed winter before the doubling of the ways in 1995, which does not prevent anything today still.
- the departmental museum of resistance and of the deportation of the Ain and the the High-Jura presents more than 15.000 objects in an alive and modern museography. It is one of the richest funds of France on the Second world war.
Personalities related to the commune
- Jean-Louis Aubert and Corinne Niogret, was born there.
- the painter Guy-Rachel Grataloup was born there.
- the deputy Jean-Baptiste Baudin was born there.
- Fernand Geoffray, which during the Second world war directed the Hospital of Nantua.
- the footballer David Hellebuyck was born there.
GastronomyThe Nantua sauce, containing butter of crayfish S, which accompanies perfectly the Quenelle S by fish.
- the town hall of Nantua
- the tourist bureau of Nantua
- Official site of the US Nantua-Port Rugby of Haut-Bugey
- sites clunisiens
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