Bessins tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Antoine-l\'Abbaye at 5 km from Bessins

Visit Bessins: highlights and tourist information

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Bessins 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 Bessins in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Antoine-l\'Abbaye at 5 km and Pont-en-Royans at 17 km.

Bessins, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


at 24 km (direction 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 25 km (direction 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


at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide


Ski resort at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Grenoble guide


at 37 km (direction west-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


at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a great deal...

See Valence guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vizille guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 47 km (direction north-west)

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

See Vienne (town) guide


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

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

See Pelussin guide


at 58 km (direction south-east)

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly worth exploring if you...

See Mens guide

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Markets in and near Bessins

  • Saint-Marcellin: market Saturday (7km)
  • Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs: market Monday (16km)
  • Hauterives: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Tullins: market Saturday (21km)
  • Autrans: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Beaurepaire: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse: market Monday (24km)
  • Romans-sur-Isere: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Le Grand-Lemps: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Moirans: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Bessins, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Bessins, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (34km)
  • Chartreuse (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin japonais (34km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (37km)
  • Parc Jouvet (42km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Choranche (18km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (20km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (21km)
  • Mont Jalla (36km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (46km)
  • Mont Aiguille (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (17km)
  • Montelier (35km)
  • Nances (60km)

Geography and distances

Bessins is in the east of France at 36 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Bessins is 462 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessins

Canton: Saint-Marcellin

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38160

Distance to Bessins

from Grenoble (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 462 km

from Calais: 687 km

from Nice: 231 km

from Bordeaux: 461 km

from Strasbourg: 421 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chasselay, Chevrieres, Dionay, Murinais, Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye, Saint-Appolinard, Saint-Marcellin, Saint-Sauveur, Saint-Verand and Varacieux.

This page in French: Visiter Bessins