Bellegarde

Services

Station open Monday to Saturday: 05:25– 22:30 
Sunday and public holidays: 06:30 - 22:30 

TER Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ticket machines 
Sales area:
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 12:10 / 13:30 - 17:30 
Saturday: 09:00 - 12:10 / 13:10 - 17:30 
Sunday and public holidays: 09:40 - 12.:0 / 13:10 - 18:10 
Lost property service: Monday to Friday 13:00 - 19:00 

Waiting area 
Free Wi-Fi 
Toilets 
Photo booth 
Self-service piano 
Young travellers' reception area
Car park
Defibrillator 
Cycle parking
Services and shops

 

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Disabled persons

Is the station adapted to the type of disability ?Is there a help desk ?
Motor disability
Yes
Helpdesk available
Visual disability
Yes
Helpdesk available
Hearing impairment
Yes
Helpdesk available
Mental Disability
Yes
Helpdesk available

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Interchange hub

Bellegarde Station is served by several lines:

Léman Express: Bellegarde - Geneva Line L6:

TGV: www.lemanexpress.ch/fr/sevader/tgv-lyria 
TER:
Bellegarde - Evian line, 
Bellegarde - St-Gervais-les-Bains-Le Fayet line 
Lyon - Geneva and Valence line 
Grenoble - Chambéry - Geneva line 
Regional coaches:
Line 33: Bellegarde - Ferney - Divonne 
Line 22: Bellegarde - Annecy 
Line 36: Bellegarde - Brion/Nurieux
Line 153: Bellegarde - Mijoux 
 

 

MobiVals network

 


 

Activities

A pleasantly cool route along a wild river, a five-minute walk from the station. This walk follows the banks of the Valserine River to the gorges where the waters of the river are lost in the surrounding canyons.

 

Distance: 5 km - Duration: Two hours

 

It is a 30-minute walk from the railway station.

 

 

 

©Daniel Gillet – OT Terre Valserine

Discover six walls painted by comic strip artists, five minutes from Bellegarde Station. Created in 2006, they not only brighten up the heart of the city, but also tell its story.

 

©Daniel Gillet – OT Terre Valserine

Built on the side of the mountain, the lower fort was equipped with a wall in the 17th and 18th centuries. There is an exceptional view of the Rhone Gorge from the terrace. The buildings of the upper fort were erected in the mid-19th century. The underground staircase connecting both forts counts 1165 steps and is directly cut into the rock. Fort l'Ecluse is a classified site that offers the remains of several centuries of military architecture.

 

New in summer 2021: Come discover the history of the Fort in a free sound-and-light show projected onto the façade of the monument!

 

There are also occasional exhibitions and a jazz festival.

 

Fort l'Ecluse also has a via ferrata and adventure course. 12 minutes by TER bus number 33 from the station and 10 minutes on foot from the Léaz Longeray stop.

 

 

 

© OT Pays de Gex

This Via Ferrata offers a thrilling outing, with a splendid view of the Rhône and the Écluse Gorges. It ends at the Fort, making it that much more interesting.

 

Access is free, equipment is not provided but can be hired from Fort l'Ecluse Aventure.

 

12 minutes by TER bus number 33 from the station and 10 minutes on foot from the Léaz Longeray stop.

 

© N. Gascard - PaysdeGexAgglo

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Did you know ?

The first passenger building at Bellegarde station was opened in 1858 to provide a stop on the line from Lyon to Geneva.

However, a fire destroyed the wooden building and a new one was rebuilt in 1907. Over the years, other lines were added—notably the TGV line in 1981, connecting Paris to Geneva—increased the station’s importance.

In 2010, major restructuring brought it from a simple railway station to the major multimodal hub that it is today. At the same time, the Haut Bugey line was modernised and electrified, reducing the journey time between Paris and Geneva by around twenty minutes.

Source: Wikipedia

Created in 2006 by the Italian cartoonist Ciro Tota, the fresco representing Bellegarde Station celebrates the 10th anniversary of the comic strip festival in the Ain region. In the foreground, the historic station and above it a futuristic view of what urban transport will be tomorrow. It can be seen at the corner of Paul Painlevé and Lamartine streets.

There are a total of six frescoes on the city's walls. Don’t miss them during your next trip to Valserhône.

 

 

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