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Pont-en-Royans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pont-en-Royans: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The centre of Pont-en-Royans, with medieval houses along the cliffs above the river gorge, is the highlight for visitors

Pont-en-Royans 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 Pont-en-Royans. For detailed visitor information see the Pont-en-Royans travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Romans-sur-Isere at 23 km and Palais Ideal at 33 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pont-en-Royans, 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 Pont-en-Royans in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


at 23 km (direction west), in the Drome department

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


Ski resort at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Grenoble guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Vizille guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is...

See Valence guide


at 39 km (direction 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 40 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but...

See Mens guide


at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Drome department

The castle keep and its views are the most unmissable highlight when...

See Crest guide


Church at 55 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction south-west), in the Drome department

The medieval vilage of Mirmande retains its original ramparts and it...

See Mirmande guide


at 60 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest...

See Malleval guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pont-en-Royans


Markets in and near Pont-en-Royans

  • Saint-Marcellin: market Saturday (10km)
  • La Chapelle-en-Vercors: market Saturday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Villard-de-Lans: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Autrans: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Romans-sur-Isere: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Vif: market Friday (26km)
  • Le Pont-de-Claix: market Sunday (29km)
  • Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse: market Monday (29km)
  • Tullins: market Saturday (29km)
  • Fontaine: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Pont-en-Royans, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Pont-en-Royans, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (17km)
  • Chartreuse (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin japonais (33km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (34km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (35km)
  • Parc Jouvet (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Choranche (5km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (7km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (7km)
  • Mont Aiguille (30km)
  • Mont Jalla (34km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (37km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (19km)
  • Montelier (28km)

Geography and distances

Pont-en-Royans is in the east of France at 33 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Pont-en-Royans is 479 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pont-en-Royans

Canton: Pont-en-Royans

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38680

Distance to Pont-en-Royans

from Grenoble (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 479 km

from Calais: 704 km

from Nice: 215 km

from Bordeaux: 466 km

from Strasbourg: 432 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Pont-en-Royans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auberives-en-Royans, Chatelus, Choranche, Echevis, La Motte-Fanjas, La Sone, Presles, Saint-Andre-en-Royans, Saint-Jean-en-Royans, Saint-Just-de-Claix, Saint-Laurent-en-Royans, Saint-Romans, Saint-Thomas-en-Royans and Sainte-Eulalie-en-Royans.

This page in French: Visiter Pont-en-Royans

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