The Bugey ( Pagus Belliceusis ) with the main town Belley is a landscape in the southeast of the French department Ain . The area lies in a loop of the Rhone west and south of Bellegarde-sur-Valserine . In the southern part, the Bas-Bugey , near Saint-Vulbas there is the Bugey nuclear power plant with five reactors . The northern part, the Haut-Bugey , still belongs geologically to the foothills of the Jura .
The Bugey belonged to Savoy in the Middle Ages and was ceded to France on January 17, 1601 - together with the Bresse and the Pays de Gex - by the Treaty of Lyon . Like the other two landscapes, the Bugey was part of the province of Burgundy until the French Revolution .
- Histoire de Bresse et du Bugey ...: avec les fondations des abbayes, prieurés, ... et généalogies de toutes les familles nobles ... , Samuel Guichenon and Huguetan, printed by Iean Antoine Huguetan & Marc Ant. Ravaud, 1650 (Google eBook)
- Pays du Bugey website , French, accessed January 10, 2016
- Tourist information on the Pays du Bugey , French, accessed January 10, 2016