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La Balme-les-Grottes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Perouges at 14 km from La Balme-les-Grottes

Visit La Balme-les-Grottes: highlights and tourist information

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La Balme-les-Grottes is situated in the Isere department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Perouges at 14 km and Cremieu at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Balme-les-Grottes, 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 La Balme-les-Grottes in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ain department

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our...

See Perouges guide


at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cremieu guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ain department

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

See Belley guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and...

See Dombes guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 40 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 40 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and restaurants...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 40 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of...

See Lyon Old Town guide


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

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical...

See Trevoux guide


at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide


at 49 km (direction west), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that hint...

See Anse guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 51 km (direction south-west)

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in...

See Vienne (town) guide


at 54 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

Not an important tourist town, Belleville does have a couple...

See Belleville guide


at 56 km (direction east-south-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Chambery guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Balme-les-Grottes


Markets in and near La Balme-les-Grottes

  • Lagnieu: market Monday (6km)
  • Amberieu-en-Bugey: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Meximieux: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Cremieu: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Beligneux: market Sunday (16km)
  • Pont-de-Cheruy: market Sunday (16km)
  • Montluel: market Friday (22km)
  • Morestel: market Sunday (22km)
  • Pont-d'Ain: market Saturday (22km)
  • Hauteville-Lompnes: market Saturday (25km)

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Tourist attractions near La Balme-les-Grottes, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (43km)
  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (46km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Brou Royal Monastery (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (38km)
  • Parc de Gerland (40km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (31km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (37km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Vulbas (4km)
  • Morestel (22km)
  • Chaponnay (40km)
  • Ecully (44km)
  • Nances (46km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (48km)
  • Vonnas (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (38km)

Geography and distances

La Balme-les-Grottes is in the east of France at 80 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: La Balme-les-Grottes is 403 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Balme-les-Grottes

Canton: Crémieu

Arrondissement: Tour-du-Pin

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38390

Distance to La Balme-les-Grottes

from Grenoble (prefecture): 80 km

from Paris: 403 km

from Calais: 622 km

from Nice: 283 km

from Bordeaux: 475 km

from Strasbourg: 354 km

Getting here

For driving distances to La Balme-les-Grottes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charette, Hieres-sur-Amby, Montalieu-Vercieu, Parmilieu, Porcieu-Amblagnieu, Saint-Sorlin-en-Bugey, Saint-Vulbas, Sainte-Julie and Vertrieu.

This page in French: Visiter La Balme-les-Grottes

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