GeographyThe village of Versailleux is located in the middle of an immense complex of relatively artificialized wetlands consisted of piscicultural thousands of ponds, of hunting, fishing and of leisure to 37 km of Lyon and 30 km of Borough-in-Bresse.
HistoryThe February 23rd 2006, during the beginning of the epidemic of Avian flu in France, approximately 400 Dinde S of a breeding of 11.000 animals died according to the press, making suspecter their contamination by the virus H5N1. The breeding being confined, the turkeys had never left there. The commune of Joyeux, in which the first French case was detected the February 13rd, is with a few kilometers in the south.
All the animals of the exploitation were cut down. It was the first case of H5N1 in a French breeding and the European Union. The contamination could have taken place because the straw intended for the litter was outside and could be soiled by dejections of migratory birds.
- the castle of Versailleux, old residence of the lords de Vassalieu, dates from the 12th century. Only the square keep remains of this time, since the remainder of the castle was rebuilt in Carron S (traditional bricks) after the French revolution. It is used today as framework with concerts, in particular at the time of the copper festival in Dombes.
the Romance church Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul
the ornithological park of 23 hectares
- List of the Common of Ain
- Versailleux on the site of the national geographical Institute
- Versailleux on the site of INSEE
- Versailleux on the site of Quid
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