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Photo is of Palais Ideal at 22 km from Balbins

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Visit Balbins: highlights and tourist information

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Balbins is situated in the Isere department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 45 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Balbins is 442 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Palais Ideal at 22 km and Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Balbins, France: places to visit and attractions

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Isere

Map of places to visit near Balbins


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)

More information about Balbins, Rhone-Alpes

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 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)

Geography and distances

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

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