Pontcharra tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pontcharra: highlights and tourist information

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Pontcharra is situated in the Isere department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 36 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Pontcharra is 471 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Les-7-Laux at 15 km and Chambery at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pontcharra, 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 Pontcharra in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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Map of places to visit near Pontcharra

Markets in and near Pontcharra

  • Allevard: market Thursday (6km)
  • La Rochette: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Le Touvet: market Saturday (10km)
  • Challes-les-Eaux: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Chambery: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Saint-Pierre-d'Albigny: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Froges: market Saturday (20km)
  • Crolles: market Sunday (21km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Pont: market Thursday (23km)
  • Villard-Bonnot: market Tuesday (25km)

More information about Pontcharra, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Pontcharra, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (31km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (31km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (18km)
  • Massif des Bauges (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château du Touvet (10km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (27km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (33km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (44km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (8km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (27km)
  • Mont Jalla (34km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (42km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Nances (25km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (30km)
  • Saint-Gervais (49km)
  • Morestel (50km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontcharra

Canton: Goncelin

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38530

Distance to Pontcharra

from Grenoble (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 471 km

from Calais: 686 km

from Nice: 216 km

from Bordeaux: 521 km

from Strasbourg: 374 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allevard, Barraux, Chapareillan, Detrier, La Buissiere, La Chapelle-Blanche, La Chapelle-du-Bard, La Flachere, Laissaud, Le Moutaret, Les Mollettes, Saint-Maximin, Sainte-Helene-du-Lac, Sainte-Marie-d'Alloix, Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and Villaroux.

This page in French: Visiter Pontcharra