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La Forteresse tourism and travel guide

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Forteresse in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye at 20 km and Pont-en-Royans at 26 km.

La Forteresse, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide


Ski resort at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Grenoble guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 30 km (direction west), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a...

See Palais Ideal guide
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at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vizille guide


at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Drome department

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Church at 39 km (direction south-west), in the Drome department

The collegiale church in Romans-sur-Isere is a 12th-13th century church with medieval...

See Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère guide


Ski resort at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 48 km (direction west-north-west)

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make it...

See Vienne (town) guide


at 49 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Cremieu guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide


at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Chambery guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


Ski resort at 56 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide

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Markets in and near La Forteresse

  • Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs: market Monday (7km)
  • Tullins: market Saturday (7km)
  • Le Grand-Lemps: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Moirans: market Saturday (12km)
  • Voiron: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saint-Marcellin: market Saturday (17km)
  • Autrans: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Voreppe: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Egreve: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Fontaine: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (25km)

More information about La Forteresse, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near La Forteresse, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (58km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (32km)
  • Vercors (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du musée Hébert (28km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (38km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (43km)
  • Jardin japonais (49km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (53km)
  • Parc Jouvet (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Choranche (25km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (26km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (27km)
  • Mont Jalla (27km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (41km)
  • Mont Granier (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (12km)
  • Morestel (42km)
  • Nances (45km)
  • Montelier (50km)
  • Chaponnay (52km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (59km)

Geography and distances

La Forteresse is in the east of France at 28 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: La Forteresse is 458 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Forteresse

Canton: Saint-Étienne-de-Saint-Geoirs

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38590

Distance to La Forteresse

from Grenoble (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 458 km

from Calais: 681 km

from Nice: 231 km

from Bordeaux: 472 km

from Strasbourg: 407 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaucroissant, Brion, Chantesse, Chasselay, Cras, Izeaux, Morette, Plan, Polienas, Quincieu, Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs, Saint-Geoirs, Saint-Michel-de-Saint-Geoirs, Saint-Paul-d'Izeaux, Serre-Nerpol, Sillans and Vatilieu.

This page in French: Visiter La Forteresse


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