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Cognin tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chambery at 4 km from Cognin

Visit Cognin: highlights and tourist information

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Cognin is situated in the Savoie department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chambery at 4 km and Aix-les-Bains at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cognin, 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 Cognin in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Chambery

Chambery

at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chambery guide
Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Belley

Belley

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

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

See Belley guide
Les-7-Laux

Les-7-Laux

Ski resort at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Isere department

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

See Les-7-Laux guide
 
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Talloires

Talloires

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Talloires guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

After exploring the quaint village of Menthon-Saint-Bernard you can hire a boat...

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide
Albertville

Albertville

at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Albertville guide
Annecy

Annecy

at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy,...

See Annecy guide
Grenoble

Grenoble

Ski resort at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Grenoble guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The port area is among the highlights in this pretty village on...

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

The towns, villages and scenery around Lake Annecy make it an exceptional...

See Lake Annecy guide
Valmorel

Valmorel

Ski resort at 45 km (direction east)

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

See Valmorel guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Cremieu guide
La Clusaz

La Clusaz

Ski resort at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

La Clusaz is one of the smaller ski resorts and very popular...

See La Clusaz guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cognin

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Markets in and near Cognin

  • Chambery: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (3km)
  • Challes-les-Eaux: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Novalaise: market Wednesday & Sunday (10km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (15km)
  • Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin: market Monday (18km)
  • La Rochette: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Pont: market Thursday (22km)
  • Le Touvet: market Saturday (23km)

More information about Cognin, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Cognin, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (16km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (47km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (20km)
  • Massif des Bauges (24km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (11km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (22km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (10km)
  • Gorges du Fier (40km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (40km)
  • Roc de Chere (40km)
  • Mont Jalla (41km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (44km)
  • Mont Veyrier (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (27km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Nances (8km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (15km)
  • Morestel (35km)
  • Saint-Gervais (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cognin is in the east of France at 2 kilometres from Chambery, the department capital (general information: Cognin is 454 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cognin

Canton: Cognin

Arrondissement: Chambéry

Department: Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 73160

Distance to Cognin

from Chambery (prefecture): 2 km

from Paris: 454 km

from Calais: 670 km

from Nice: 233 km

from Bordeaux: 513 km

from Strasbourg: 365 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apremont, Barberaz, Bassens, Chambery, Jacob-Bellecombette, La Motte-Servolex, La Ravoire, Montagnole, Saint-Alban-Leysse, Saint-Baldoph, Saint-Cassin, Saint-Sulpice, Saint-Thibaud-de-Couz, Verel-Pragondran and Vimines.

This page in French: Visiter Cognin

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