Valbonnais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valbonnais in Isere

Photo is of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 10 km from Valbonnais

Visit Valbonnais: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Valbonnais in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette at 10 km and Mens at 15 km.

Valbonnais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Church at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

The church and mountainous setting of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette are the second most important pilgrimage destination...

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly worth exploring if you...

See Mens guide


Ski resort at 19 km (direction north-east)

The well known ski station of Alpe d'Huez is also famous for the Tour...

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


Ski resort at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

Les DeuxAlpes is one of the longest established and most popular Alpine ski resorts...

See Deux-Alpes guide


at 22 km (direction north-west)

Most visitors to Vizille are attracted by the Chateau de Vizille and its associated...

See Vizille guide
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque natural highlughts in the high...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide


Ski resort at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

Known as the 'capital of the Alps', Grenoble has a great deal of interesting...

See Grenoble guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Although better known as a ski resort, the village of La Grave is also...

See La Grave guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Ecrins National Park guide


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

Not a major tourist destination, in Gap we suggest you take a stroll around...

See Gap guide


Ski resort at 45 km (direction north-north-east)

Its proximity to Grenoble means that the ski resort of Les 7-Laux is busy...

See Les-7-Laux guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide
Lake Serre-Poncon

Lake Serre-Poncon

Scenery at 55 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Among many beautiful Alpine lakes we mention the Lac de Serre-Poncon because of its...

See Lake Serre-Poncon guide


at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The historic centre of Embrun is usually visited at the same time as the...

See Embrun guide

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Markets in and near Valbonnais

  • La Mure: market Monday (15km)
  • Le Bourg-d'Oisans: market Saturday (20km)
  • Vizille: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Vif: market Friday (25km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Thursday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur: market Monday (28km)
  • Le Pont-de-Claix: market Sunday (30km)
  • Lus-la-Croix-Haute: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Echirolles: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (31km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Heres: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)

More information about Valbonnais, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Valbonnais, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (54km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Vizille (22km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (36km)
  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (38km)
  • Domaine de Charance (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Ruines de Séchilienne (19km)
  • Mont Aiguille (29km)
  • La Meije (34km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (36km)
  • Mont Jalla (37km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (41km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (42km)
  • Aiguilles d'Arves (42km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (43km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (44km)
  • Lac de Serre-Poncon (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (47km)

Geography and distances

Valbonnais is in the east of France at 35 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Valbonnais is 516 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valbonnais

Canton: Valbonnais

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38740

Distance to Valbonnais

from Grenoble (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 516 km

from Calais: 737 km

from Nice: 172 km

from Bordeaux: 511 km

from Strasbourg: 433 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Entraigues, La Salle-en-Beaumont, La Valette, Le Perier, Oris-en-Rattier, Saint-Laurent-en-Beaumont, Saint-Michel-en-Beaumont, Sainte-Luce and Sievoz.

This page in French: Visiter Valbonnais