Merlas tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chambery at 25 km from Merlas

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Merlas 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 Merlas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chambery at 25 km and Grenoble at 29 km.

Merlas, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Chambery guide


Ski resort at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Grenoble guide


Ski resort at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide


at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide


at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Belley guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vizille guide


at 45 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cremieu guide


Most Beautiful Village at 46 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 49 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide


Ski resort at 53 km (direction south-east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


Ski resort at 60 km (direction south-east)

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


at 61 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Talloires guide
Menthon Saint Bernard

Menthon Saint Bernard

at 62 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

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

See Menthon Saint Bernard guide

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Map of places to visit near Merlas


Markets in and near Merlas

  • Saint-Laurent-du-Pont: market Thursday (9km)
  • Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin: market Monday (10km)
  • Voiron: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Moirans: market Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Voreppe: market Friday (18km)
  • Novalaise: market Wednesday & Sunday (19km)
  • Le Grand-Lemps: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Tullins: market Saturday (21km)
  • La Tour-du-Pin: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)

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Tourist attractions near Merlas, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (33km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (12km)
  • Massif des Bauges (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château du Touvet (24km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (27km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (27km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (21km)
  • Mont Jalla (27km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (44km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (46km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (47km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (47km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (49km)
  • Roc de Chere (61km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (22km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Nances (19km)
  • Morestel (29km)
  • Saint-Gervais (30km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (33km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (52km)

Geography and distances

Merlas is in the east of France at 29 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Merlas is 454 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Merlas

Canton: Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine

Arrondissement: Tour-du-Pin

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38620

Distance to Merlas

from Grenoble (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 454 km

from Calais: 674 km

from Nice: 232 km

from Bordeaux: 494 km

from Strasbourg: 383 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Massieu, Miribel-les-Echelles, Montferrat, Saint-Aupre, Saint-Bueil, Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine, Saint-Jean-d'Avelanne, Saint-Martin-de-Vaulserre, Saint-Nicolas-de-Macherin, Saint-Sulpice-Des-Rivoires, Velanne and Voissant.

This page in French: Visiter Merlas