Vatilieu tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Antoine-l\'Abbaye at 18 km from Vatilieu

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Vatilieu 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 Vatilieu in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Antoine-l\'Abbaye at 18 km and Pont-en-Royans at 22 km.

Vatilieu, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of St Antoine l'Abbaye, best known for its abbey complex, is listed...

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide


Ski resort at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Grenoble guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 30 km (direction west), in the Drome department

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

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at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vizille guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Church at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

The collegiale church in Romans-sur-Isere is a 12th-13th century church with medieval artworks...

See Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère guide


Ski resort at 46 km (direction east)

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

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at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

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

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at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the Eden Parc...

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Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 51 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Chambery guide


Ski resort at 54 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a great deal...

See Valence guide

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Markets in and near Vatilieu

  • Tullins: market Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs: market Monday (11km)
  • Saint-Marcellin: market Saturday (13km)
  • Moirans: market Saturday (13km)
  • Autrans: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Le Grand-Lemps: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Voreppe: market Friday (18km)
  • Voiron: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Egreve: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Fontaine: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)

More information about Vatilieu, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Vatilieu, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (34km)
  • Vercors (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du musée Hébert (26km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (35km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (44km)
  • Jardin japonais (46km)
  • Parc Jouvet (54km)
  • Les jardins du Prieuré (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Choranche (20km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (22km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (22km)
  • Mont Jalla (25km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (38km)
  • Mont Granier (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (8km)
  • Montelier (46km)
  • Nances (48km)
  • Chaponnay (56km)

Geography and distances

Vatilieu is in the east of France at 26 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Vatilieu is 462 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vatilieu

Canton: Tullins

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38470

Distance to Vatilieu

from Grenoble (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 462 km

from Calais: 686 km

from Nice: 227 km

from Bordeaux: 472 km

from Strasbourg: 410 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brion, Chantesse, Chasselay, Cras, La Forteresse, Morette, Notre-Dame-de-l'Osier, Polienas, Quincieu, Saint-Gervais, Saint-Michel-de-Saint-Geoirs, Serre-Nerpol, Varacieux and Vinay.

This page in French: Visiter Vatilieu