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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 .


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Commons : Bugey  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 45 ° 55 '  N , 5 ° 37'  E