Velanne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Velanne in Isere

Photo is of Chambery at 24 km from Velanne

Visit Velanne: highlights and tourist information

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Velanne 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 Velanne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chambery at 24 km and Aix-les-Bains at 30 km.

Velanne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 24 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


at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Savoie department

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

See Aix-les-Bains guide


at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

The cathedral and adjacent historic centre are the highlight of your visit to Belley...

See Belley guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Grenoble guide


Ski resort at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cremieu guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Vizille guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


at 53 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


Ski resort at 57 km (direction south-east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


Most Beautiful Village at 59 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Perouges guide


at 59 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Talloires is one of the most lovely of the villages on the shores of...

See Talloires guide


at 59 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Savoie department

Annecy is a very lovely town with a great deal to enjoy, enhanced further...

See Annecy guide

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Map of places to visit near Velanne


Markets in and near Velanne

  • Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin: market Monday (5km)
  • Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Laurent-du-Pont: market Thursday (13km)
  • Voiron: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Novalaise: market Wednesday & Sunday (15km)
  • La Tour-du-Pin: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Moirans: market Saturday (20km)
  • Le Grand-Lemps: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Voreppe: market Friday (22km)
  • Chambery: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)

More information about Velanne, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Velanne, France

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


  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (29km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (16km)
  • Massif des Bauges (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (24km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (28km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (22km)
  • Mont Jalla (32km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (52km)
  • Lac d'Annecy (58km)
  • Roc de Chere (59km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (17km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Nances (16km)
  • Morestel (25km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (30km)
  • Saint-Gervais (34km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (47km)

Geography and distances

Velanne is in the east of France at 34 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Velanne is 450 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Velanne

Canton: Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine

Arrondissement: Tour-du-Pin

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38620

Distance to Velanne

from Grenoble (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 450 km

from Calais: 669 km

from Nice: 236 km

from Bordeaux: 493 km

from Strasbourg: 379 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charancieu, Domessin, La Batie-Divisin, Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin, Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin, Les Abrets, Massieu, Merlas, Montferrat, Pressins, Saint-Albin-de-Vaulserre, Saint-Bueil, Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine, Saint-Jean-d'Avelanne, Saint-Martin-de-Vaulserre, Saint-Sulpice-Des-Rivoires and Voissant.

This page in French: Visiter Velanne