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France This Way comment: The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly worth exploring if you are nearby

Mens 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 Mens. For detailed visitor information see the Mens travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vizille at 29 km and Alpe-d'Huez at 34 km.

Mens, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette

Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette

Church at 16 km (direction east)

The church and mountainous setting of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette are the second most important...

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide
Vizille

Vizille

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Vizille guide
Alpe-d'Huez

Alpe-d'Huez

Ski resort at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 35 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
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Deux-Alpes

Deux-Alpes

Ski resort at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
Gap

Gap

at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Not a major tourist destination, in Gap we suggest you take a...

See Gap guide
Grenoble

Grenoble

Ski resort at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Grenoble guide
Pont-en-Royans

Pont-en-Royans

at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 50 km (direction east)

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

See Ecrins National Park guide
La Grave

La Grave

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

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

See La Grave guide
Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Most Beautiful Village at 58 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

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

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de Serre-Poncon because...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide
Aubres

Aubres

at 67 km (direction south-west), in the Drome department

The cobbled paths, vaulted passages and ancient arches entice you to further...

See Aubres guide

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Markets in and near Mens

  • Lus-la-Croix-Haute: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • La Mure: market Monday (25km)
  • Vif: market Friday (27km)
  • Vizille: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (30km)
  • Die: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • La Chapelle-en-Vercors: market Saturday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (32km)
  • Villard-de-Lans: market Wednesday (32km)

More information about Mens, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Mens, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Vizille (29km)
  • Domaine de Charance (36km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Aiguille (16km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (21km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (27km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (36km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (37km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (40km)
  • Mont Jalla (43km)
  • La Meije (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Mens is in the east of France at 41 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Mens is 518 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mens

Canton: Mens

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38710

Distance to Mens

from Grenoble (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 518 km

from Calais: 741 km

from Nice: 173 km

from Bordeaux: 499 km

from Strasbourg: 446 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cornillon-en-Trieves, Lavars, Prebois, Saint-Baudille-et-Pipet, Saint-Jean-d'Herans and Saint-Sebastien.

This page in French: Visiter Mens

 
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