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Tencin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tencin in Isere

Photo is of Les-7-Laux at 3 km from Tencin

Visit Tencin: highlights and tourist information

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Tencin is situated in the Isere department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les-7-Laux at 3 km and Grenoble at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tencin, 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 Tencin in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



Ski resort at 3 km (direction east)

Its proximity to Grenoble means that the ski resort...

See Les-7-Laux guide


Ski resort at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

Known as the 'capital of the Alps', Grenoble has...

See Grenoble guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to...

See Chambery guide


Ski resort at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

The well known ski station of Alpe d'Huez is also...

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Vizille guide


Ski resort at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

Les DeuxAlpes is one of the longest established and...

See Deux-Alpes guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Although better known as a ski resort, the village of...

See La Grave guide


at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Savoie department

Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa towns...

See Aix-les-Bains guide


Ski resort at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Savoie department

The low-rise buildings and traditional materials help preseve the charm of the...

See Valmorel guide
Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 49 km (direction east), in the Savoie department

The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it...

See Val Thorens guide


Ski resort at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Savoie department

Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel is...

See Meribel guide


at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Savoie department

Albertville is a large active town, with Conflans, a pretty...

See Albertville guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 53 km (direction south-east)

Ecrins National Park is a very popular and very scenic...

See Ecrins National Park guide


at 55 km (direction west-south-west)

The centre of Pont-en-Royans, with medieval houses along the cliffs...

See Pont-en-Royans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tencin


Markets in and near Tencin

  • Froges: market Saturday (5km)
  • Le Touvet: market Saturday (5km)
  • Crolles: market Sunday (7km)
  • Villard-Bonnot: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Allevard: market Thursday (12km)
  • Domene: market Thursday (15km)
  • Meylan: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Pont: market Thursday (19km)
  • La Rochette: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Heres: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)

More information about Tencin, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Tencin, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (43km)

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 (15km)
  • Massif des Bauges (44km)
  • Vercors (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château du Touvet (6km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (20km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (30km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (38km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (18km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (21km)
  • Mont Jalla (21km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (30km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (36km)
  • La Meije (44km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (49km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (50km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (51km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Nances (34km)
  • Saint-Gervais (39km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (43km)
  • Morestel (56km)

Geography and distances

Tencin is in the east of France at 22 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Tencin is 480 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tencin

Canton: Goncelin

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38570

Distance to Tencin

from Grenoble (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 480 km

from Calais: 697 km

from Nice: 207 km

from Bordeaux: 515 km

from Strasbourg: 389 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Froges, Goncelin, Hurtieres, La Pierre, La Terrasse, Le Champ-Pres-Froges, Le Touvet, Les Adrets, Lumbin, Saint-Bernard, Saint-Hilaire and Theys.

This page in French: Visiter Tencin

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