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Photo is of Chambery at 11 km from Francin

Visit Francin: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chambery at 11 km and Les-7-Laux at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Francin, 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 Francin in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Chambery

Chambery

at 11 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chambery guide
Les-7-Laux

Les-7-Laux

Ski resort at 22 km (direction south), in the Isere department

Its proximity to Grenoble means that the ski resort of...

See Les-7-Laux guide
Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Valmorel

Valmorel

Ski resort at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Valmorel guide
 
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Albertville

Albertville

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Albertville guide
Belley

Belley

at 40 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Belley guide
Talloires

Talloires

at 40 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Talloires guide
Meribel

Meribel

Ski resort at 42 km (direction east)

Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel...

See Meribel guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

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

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

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide
Grenoble

Grenoble

Ski resort at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Grenoble guide
Veyrier du Lac

Veyrier du Lac

at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Veyrier du Lac guide
Annecy

Annecy

at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great...

See Annecy guide
Lake Annecy

Lake Annecy

Scenery at 45 km (direction north-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Lake Annecy guide
Courchevel

Courchevel

Ski resort at 48 km (direction east)

Courchevel, ski resort in the 'Three Valleys region', is also popular...

See Courchevel guide

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Map of places to visit near Francin

 
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Markets in and near Francin

  • Challes-les-Eaux: market Tuesday & Friday (5km)
  • La Rochette: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Chambery: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Allevard: market Thursday (13km)
  • Le Touvet: market Saturday (18km)
  • Aiguebelle: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Le Chatelard: market Friday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Novalaise: market Wednesday & Sunday (23km)
  • Aix-les-Bains: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (23km)

More information about Francin, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Francin, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Massif des Bauges (22km)
  • Chartreuse (22km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château du Touvet (17km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (21km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (9km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (33km)
  • Roc de Chere (40km)
  • Mont Jalla (41km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (41km)
  • Gorges du Fier (44km)
  • Mont Veyrier (46km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (48km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Nances (21km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (23km)
  • Morestel (48km)
  • Saint-Gervais (54km)
 
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Geography and distances

Francin is in the east of France at 12 kilometres from Chambery, the department capital (general information: Francin is 465 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Francin

Canton: Montmélian

Arrondissement: Chambéry

Department: Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 73800

Distance to Francin

from Chambery (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 465 km

from Calais: 680 km

from Nice: 223 km

from Bordeaux: 523 km

from Strasbourg: 367 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apremont, Arbin, Challes-les-Eaux, Chapareillan, Chignin, Cruet, La Chapelle-Blanche, La Ravoire, La Thuile, Les Marches, Les Mollettes, Montmelian, Myans, Planaise, Saint-Baldoph, Saint-Jeoire-Prieure, Saint-Pierre-de-Soucy, Sainte-Helene-du-Lac and Villaroux.

This page in French: Visiter Francin

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