Barraux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barraux in Isere

Photo is of Les-7-Laux at 15 km from Barraux

Visit Barraux: highlights and tourist information

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Barraux 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 Barraux in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les-7-Laux at 15 km and Chambery at 16 km.

Barraux, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Ski resort at 15 km (direction south)

Its proximity to Grenoble means that the ski resort of Les 7-Laux is busy...

See Les-7-Laux guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-west), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to visit and...

See Chambery guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-west), in the Savoie department

Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa towns in France...

See Aix-les-Bains guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Grenoble guide


Ski resort at 38 km (direction east), in the Savoie department

The low-rise buildings and traditional materials help preseve the charm of the ski resort...

See Valmorel guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Savoie department

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty village on the hill...

See Albertville guide


Ski resort at 43 km (direction south)

The well known ski station of Alpe d'Huez is also famous for the Tour...

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-west)

Most visitors to Vizille are attracted by the Chateau de Vizille and its associated...

See Vizille guide


at 44 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of your visit to Belley...

See Belley guide


Ski resort at 45 km (direction east), in the Savoie department

Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel is extremely popular and has...

See Meribel guide


Ski resort at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

Les DeuxAlpes is one of the longest established and most popular Alpine ski resorts...

See Deux-Alpes guide


at 49 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on the shores of...

See Talloires guide
Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it has a longer season than...

See Val Thorens guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Although better known as a ski resort, the village of La Grave is also...

See La Grave guide

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Markets in and near Barraux

  • Allevard: market Thursday (9km)
  • Le Touvet: market Saturday (9km)
  • La Rochette: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Challes-les-Eaux: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Chambery: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (15km)
  • Froges: market Saturday (19km)
  • Crolles: market Sunday (19km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Pont: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Villard-Bonnot: market Tuesday (24km)

More information about Barraux, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Barraux, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (30km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (15km)
  • Massif des Bauges (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château du Touvet (9km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (25km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (31km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (43km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (5km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (29km)
  • Mont Jalla (32km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (44km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (44km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (60km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (60km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Nances (22km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (29km)
  • Saint-Gervais (46km)
  • Morestel (48km)

Geography and distances

Barraux is in the east of France at 34 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Barraux is 469 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barraux

Canton: Touvet

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38530

Distance to Barraux

from Grenoble (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 469 km

from Calais: 685 km

from Nice: 218 km

from Bordeaux: 518 km

from Strasbourg: 375 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chapareillan, La Buissiere, La Flachere, Laissaud, Pontcharra, Saint-Maximin, Sainte-Marie-d'Alloix and Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.

This page in French: Visiter Barraux