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Valencin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valencin in Isere

Photo is of Vienne (town) at 14 km from Valencin

Visit Valencin: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vienne (town) at 14 km and Lyon at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Valencin, 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 Valencin in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vienne (town) guide


at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

With some of the most extensive medieval ramparts in France, Cremieu...

See Cremieu guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide


at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide


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

The hillside walled town of perouges is among our favourite villages...

See Perouges guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Eveux guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 40 km (direction south), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments...

See Trevoux guide


at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

The quiet town of Anse retains some Roman remains that...

See Anse guide


at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for...

See Dombes guide


at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Rhone department

Bagnols village with a castle is one of the pretty...

See Bagnols guide

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

Map of places to visit near Valencin


Markets in and near Valencin

  • Heyrieux: market Friday (5km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure: market Thursday (9km)
  • Villefontaine: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Genas: market Sunday (13km)
  • Feyzin: market Sunday (14km)
  • Vienne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Chassieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Bron: market Tuesday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Bournay: market Monday (16km)
  • Saint-Fons: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)

More information about Valencin, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Valencin, France

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


  • Aquarium de Lyon (20km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (21km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (21km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (21km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (22km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (22km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (23km)
  • Oeillon Crest (40km)
  • Perdrix Crest (43km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (6km)
  • Ecully (26km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (32km)
  • Morestel (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (22km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (34km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (36km)

Geography and distances

Valencin is in the east of France at 73 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Valencin is 413 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valencin

Canton: Heyrieux

Arrondissement: Vienne

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38540

Distance to Valencin

from Grenoble (prefecture): 73 km

from Paris: 413 km

from Calais: 638 km

from Nice: 277 km

from Bordeaux: 446 km

from Strasbourg: 390 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Grenay, Heyrieux, Luzinay, Mions, Oytier-Saint-Oblas, Saint-Just-Chaleyssin, Saint-Pierre-de-Chandieu and Toussieu.

This page in French: Visiter Valencin

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