Penol tourism and travel guide

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Visit Penol: highlights and tourist information

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Penol is situated in the Isere department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 48 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Penol is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Palais Ideal at 20 km and Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Penol, 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 Penol in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Penol

Markets in and near Penol

  • Beaurepaire: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Bournay: market Monday (13km)
  • Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs: market Monday (13km)
  • Le Grand-Lemps: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Hauterives: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Bourgoin-Jallieu: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Villefontaine: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Tullins: market Saturday (25km)
  • Anneyron: market Tuesday (27km)
  • La Tour-du-Pin: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)

More information about Penol, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Penol, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Penol.


  • Aquarium de Lyon (47km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (49km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin japonais (46km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (48km)
  • Parc de Gerland (49km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Choranche (39km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (41km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (42km)
  • Mont Jalla (47km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (50km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (31km)
  • Chaponnay (33km)
  • Morestel (38km)
  • Ecully (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (50km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Penol

Canton: Côte-Saint-André

Arrondissement: Vienne

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38260

Distance to Penol

from Grenoble (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 666 km

from Nice: 250 km

from Bordeaux: 456 km

from Strasbourg: 405 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arzay, Balbins, Bossieu, Commelle, Faramans, La Cote-Saint-Andre, Marcilloles, Ornacieux, Pajay, Pommier-de-Beaurepaire, Sardieu and Semons.

This page in French: Visiter Penol