Valmeinier tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valmeinier in Savoie

Photo is of Val Thorens at 15 km from Valmeinier

Visit Valmeinier: highlights and tourist information

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Valmeinier is situated in the Savoie 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 Valmeinier in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Val Thorens at 15 km and La Grave at 20 km.

Valmeinier, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Val Thorens

Val Thorens

Ski resort at 15 km (direction north-east)

The high altitude skiing at Val Thorens mean it has a longer season than...

See Val Thorens guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-west), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See La Grave guide


at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The picturesque mountain village of Nevache is well placed to explore the scenic Vallée...

See Nevache guide
Serre Chevalier

Serre Chevalier

Ski resort at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

Serre-Chevalier is an extensive alpine ski region, based around Briancon and incorporating many resorts...

See Serre Chevalier guide


Ski resort at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

Part of the extensive 'Trois Vallées' ski region, Meribel is extremely popular and has...

See Meribel guide


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

Courchevel, ski resort in the 'Three Valleys region', is also popular with summer mountain...

See Courchevel guide
Ecrins National Park

Ecrins National Park

National Parc at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Ecrins National Park guide
Vanoise National Park

Vanoise National Park

National Parc at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

The stunning mountain scenery in the Vanoise National Park ensure its year around popularity...

See Vanoise National Park guide


Ski resort at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Valmorel guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The town of Briancon is best known for its extensive Vauban fortifications, and also...

See Briancon guide


Ski resort at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Isere department

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


Ski resort at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Isere department

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

See Les-7-Laux guide


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

The silver mines in L'Argentiere la Bessée, very active in the 19th century, are...

See L'Argentiere-la-Bessee guide

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Markets in and near Valmeinier

  • Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne: market Saturday (15km)
  • La Grave: market Thursday (20km)
  • Le Monetier-les-Bains: market Friday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Brides-les-Bains: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Briancon: market Sunday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Briancon: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Vallouise: market Thursday (37km)
  • Le Bourg-d'Oisans: market Saturday (38km)
  • Allevard: market Thursday (39km)
  • La Rochette: market Wednesday (42km)

More information about Valmeinier, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Valmeinier, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin alpin du Lautaret (19km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Aiguilles d'Arves (13km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (22km)
  • La Meije (24km)
  • Col de l'Iseran (50km)
  • Mont Granier (53km)

Geography and distances

Valmeinier is in the east of France at 62 kilometres from Chambery, the department capital (general information: Valmeinier is 514 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valmeinier

Canton: Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

Department: Savoie

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 73450

Distance to Valmeinier

from Chambery (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 514 km

from Calais: 727 km

from Nice: 176 km

from Bordeaux: 556 km

from Strasbourg: 390 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Montricher-Albanne, Orelle, Saint-Martin-d'Arc, Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne and Valloire.

This page in French: Visiter Valmeinier