Tarentaise tourism and travel guide

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Visit Tarentaise: highlights and tourist information

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Tarentaise is situated in the Loire department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the eastern-center of France at 10 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Tarentaise is 420 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Etienne at 10 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tarentaise, 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 Tarentaise 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 Loire

Map of places to visit near Tarentaise

Markets in and near Tarentaise

  • Saint-Genest-Malifaux: market Thursday (6km)
  • Bourg-Argental: market Thursday (10km)
  • Saint-Chamond: market Tuesday & Thursday (11km)
  • Saint-Etienne: market Wednesday & Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day & Saturday & Monday & Friday (12km)
  • La Talaudiere: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Le Chambon-Feugerolles: market Monday & Friday (13km)
  • Saint-Just-Malmont: market Sunday & (14km)
  • Roche-la-Moliere: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Maclas: market Thursday (16km)
  • Firminy: market Thursday all day & Saturday (16km)

More information about Tarentaise, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Tarentaise, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (47km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Galmier (28km)
  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (29km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (8km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (50km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (50km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l’écomusée (43km)
  • Parc de Gerland (51km)
  • Jardin japonais (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (7km)
  • Oeillon Crest (10km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (45km)
  • Ecully (50km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (21km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (43km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (53km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Tarentaise

Canton: Saint-Genest-Malifaux

Arrondissement: Saint-Étienne

Department: Loire

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 42660

Distance to Tarentaise

from Saint-Etienne (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 420 km

from Calais: 650 km

from Nice: 288 km

from Bordeaux: 402 km

from Strasbourg: 434 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Valla-en-Gier, Le Bessat, Planfoy, Saint-Genest-Malifaux and Thelis-la-Combe.

This page in French: Visiter Tarentaise