Balbins tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Palais Ideal at 22 km from Balbins

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Balbins is situated in the Isere department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Balbins in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Palais Ideal at 22 km and Saint-Antoine-l\'Abbaye at 24 km.

Balbins, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a fantastic creation...

See Palais Ideal guide
Saint-Antoine-l\'Abbaye

Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south)

The village of St Antoine l'Abbaye, best known for its abbey complex, is listed...

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make it one of...

See Vienne (town) guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in France, Cremieu also has an...

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Pont-en-Royans

Pont-en-Royans

at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

The centre of Pont-en-Royans, with medieval houses along the cliffs above the river gorge,...

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Malleval

Malleval

at 39 km (direction west), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in the Regional Natural...

See Malleval guide
Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere

at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to the large...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Church at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Drome department

The collegiale church in Romans-sur-Isere is a 12th-13th century church with medieval artworks...

See Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 42 km (direction west), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among the highlights when...

See Pelussin guide
Grenoble

Grenoble

Ski resort at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

Known as the 'capital of the Alps', Grenoble has a great deal of interesting...

See Grenoble guide
Tain-l\'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates and the...

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Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone

at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the Eden Parc...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and restaurants that you...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century, a cathedral,...

See Lyon Old Town guide

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Markets in and near Balbins

  • Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Bournay: market Monday (14km)
  • Beaurepaire: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Le Grand-Lemps: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Hauterives: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Bourgoin-Jallieu: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Tullins: market Saturday (23km)
  • Villefontaine: market Wednesday (25km)
  • La Tour-du-Pin: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Moirans: market Saturday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Balbins, France

What to do at Balbins? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Balbins.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (49km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (51km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du musée Hébert (45km)
  • Jardin japonais (48km)
  • Parc de Gerland (51km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (52km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Choranche (38km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (40km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (41km)
  • Mont Jalla (44km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (51km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (29km)
  • Chaponnay (35km)
  • Morestel (37km)
  • Nances (50km)
  • Ecully (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (52km)
 
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Geography and distances

Balbins is in the east of France at 45 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Balbins is 442 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balbins

Canton: Côte-Saint-André

Arrondissement: Vienne

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38260

Distance to Balbins

from Grenoble (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 442 km

from Calais: 666 km

from Nice: 248 km

from Bordeaux: 459 km

from Strasbourg: 403 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Balbins from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arzay, Bossieu, Commelle, Faramans, La Cote-Saint-Andre, Marcilloles, Nantoin, Ornacieux, Penol, Sardieu and Semons.

This page in French: Visiter Balbins