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Grenoble tourism and travel guide

Photo of Grenoble in Isere

Visit Grenoble: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide To Visit Attractions

France This Way comment: Known as the 'capital of the Alps', Grenoble has a great deal of interesting sights. Don't miss the cable car!

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Grenoble. For detailed visitor information see the Grenoble travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Grenoble include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Les-7-Laux at 25 km and Alpe-d'Huez at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Grenoble, 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 Grenoble in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vizille guide


Ski resort at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide


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

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 33 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 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Mens guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


Church at 43 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 47 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 47 km (direction north-north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Chambery guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 53 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
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Ecrins National Park guide

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

Map of places to visit near Grenoble


Markets in and near Grenoble

  • Saint-Martin-d'Heres: market Wednesday & Saturday (2km)
  • Echirolles: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (3km)
  • Fontaine: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (5km)
  • Le Pont-de-Claix: market Sunday (6km)
  • Meylan: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Saint-Egreve: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Domene: market Thursday (9km)
  • Vizille: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Villard-Bonnot: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Vif: market Friday (13km)

Hotels near Grenoble

More information about Grenoble, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Grenoble, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (25km)
  • Vercors (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du musée Hébert (4km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (11km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (27km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Jalla (4km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (13km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (26km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (27km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (28km)
  • Mont Granier (36km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (37km)
  • Mont Aiguille (39km)
  • La Meije (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (20km)

Geography and distances

Grenoble is in the east of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Isere department (general information: Grenoble is 484 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Grenoble

Canton: Grenoble

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38000

Distance to Grenoble

from Grenoble (prefecture): 2 km

from Paris: 484 km

from Calais: 704 km

from Nice: 203 km

from Bordeaux: 497 km

from Strasbourg: 410 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bresson, Claix, Corenc, Echirolles, Eybens, Fontaine, Gieres, Herbeys, La Tronche, Le Pont-de-Claix, Meylan, Poisat, Saint-Martin-d'Heres, Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, Sassenage, Seyssinet-Pariset, Seyssins, Vaulnaveys-le-Haut and Venon.

This page in French: Visiter Grenoble

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