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Tarentaise tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tarentaise in Loire

Photo is of Saint-Etienne at 10 km from Tarentaise

Visit Tarentaise: highlights and tourist information

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Tarentaise is situated in the Loire department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

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!



at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures,...

See Saint-Etienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-west)

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall are among the...

See Pelussin guide


at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Malleval guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make it...

See Vienne (town) guide


at 42 km (direction south), in the Ardeche department

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights...

See Desaignes guide


at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Ardeche department

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 44 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Rhone department

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery designed...

See Eveux guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th...

See Lyon Old Town guide


at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

Lyon has all the impressive buildings and monuments, museums, shops and restaurants...

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Rhone department

The Presqu'ile region of Lyon is characterised by 19th century architecture...

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide

... 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

What to do at Tarentaise? 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

Tarentaise is in the eastern-center of France at 10 kilometres from Saint-Etienne, the department capital (general information: Tarentaise is 420 kilometres from Paris).

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

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