Pont-en-Royans tourism and travel guide

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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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Romans-sur-Isere at 23 km and Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère at 23 km.

Pont-en-Royans, France: places to visit and attractions

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 complex,...

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 to...

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

Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Church at 23 km (direction 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
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 is a...

See Palais Ideal guide
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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 de Vizille and...

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 a...

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 certainly worth exploring...

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 most important...

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 really...

See Mirmande guide


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

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

See Malleval guide

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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)

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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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