Welcome to La Dombes

In fact, these étangs (shallow lakes) were created from malarial swamps over the past 600 years by farmers. Today they are used as fish ponds and then drained to grow crops on the fertile lakebed. While it's not big on sights, this rural territory makes an idyllic counterpoint to the bustle of Lyon, 40km to the southwest.

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