Cognet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mens at 7 km from Cognet

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Cognet 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 Cognet in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mens at 7 km and Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 15 km.

Cognet, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mens guide


Church at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

The church and mountainous setting of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette are the second most important...

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vizille guide


Ski resort at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide
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Ski resort at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 34 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque natural highlughts in...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Grenoble guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide


at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Not a major tourist destination, in Gap we suggest you take a...

See Gap guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See La Grave guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 46 km (direction east)

Ecrins National Park is a very popular and very scenic National Park...

See Ecrins National Park guide


Ski resort at 50 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 61 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de Serre-Poncon because...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide

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Markets in and near Cognet

  • La Mure: market Monday (18km)
  • Vif: market Friday (21km)
  • Vizille: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Lus-la-Croix-Haute: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Villard-de-Lans: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Le Pont-de-Claix: market Sunday (28km)
  • Le Bourg-d'Oisans: market Saturday (28km)
  • Echirolles: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (30km)
  • La Chapelle-en-Vercors: market Saturday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (32km)

More information about Cognet, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Cognet, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (62km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Vizille (22km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (36km)
  • Domaine de Charance (40km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Aiguille (18km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (20km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (26km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (33km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (34km)
  • Mont Jalla (36km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (37km)
  • La Meije (44km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (51km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (43km)

Geography and distances

Cognet is in the east of France at 34 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Cognet is 513 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cognet

Canton: Mure

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38350

Distance to Cognet

from Grenoble (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 513 km

from Calais: 735 km

from Nice: 177 km

from Bordeaux: 501 km

from Strasbourg: 438 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cornillon-en-Trieves, Mayres-Savel, Nantes-en-Ratier, Ponsonnas, Prunieres, Saint-Arey, Saint-Jean-d'Herans, Saint-Laurent-en-Beaumont, Saint-Pierre-de-Mearoz, Saint-Sebastien, Sievoz, Sousville and Susville.

This page in French: Visiter Cognet


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