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Fontaine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontaine in Isere

Photo is of Grenoble at 3 km from Fontaine

Visit Fontaine: highlights and tourist information

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Fontaine is situated in the Isere department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Grenoble at 3 km and Vizille at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fontaine, 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 Fontaine in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Ski resort at 3 km (direction east)

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

See Grenoble guide


at 15 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vizille guide


Ski resort at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide


Ski resort at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


Ski resort at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


at 42 km (direction south)

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

See Mens guide


at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Chambery guide


Church at 47 km (direction south-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
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See La Grave guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 58 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontaine


Markets in and near Fontaine

Market days in Fontaine: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Fontaine: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saint-Egreve: market Tuesday & Friday (5km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Heres: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Echirolles: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • Meylan: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Le Pont-de-Claix: market Sunday (8km)
  • Voreppe: market Friday (11km)
  • Autrans: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Domene: market Thursday (12km)
  • Vizille: market Tuesday (14km)

Hotels near Fontaine

More information about Fontaine, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Fontaine, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (24km)
  • Vercors (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du musée Hébert (5km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (15km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (28km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Jalla (3km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (17km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (25km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (25km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (26km)
  • Mont Granier (36km)
  • Mont Aiguille (40km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (16km)
  • Nances (45km)

Geography and distances

Fontaine is in the east of France at 3 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Fontaine is 479 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaine

Canton: Fontaine

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38600

Distance to Fontaine

from Grenoble (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 479 km

from Calais: 700 km

from Nice: 208 km

from Bordeaux: 494 km

from Strasbourg: 408 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corenc, Echirolles, Engins, Eybens, Grenoble, La Tronche, Noyarey, Poisat, Saint-Egreve, Saint-Martin-d'Heres, Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, Saint-Nizier-du-Moucherotte, Sassenage, Seyssinet-Pariset and Seyssins.

This page in French: Visiter Fontaine

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