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Vienne tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vienne: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The combination of both Roman and medieval monuments in Vienne make it one of the most interesting towns in Isere

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vienne. For detailed visitor information see the Vienne travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Vienne include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Pelussin at 19 km and Malleval at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vienne, 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 Vienne in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

less than one km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 19 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 19 km (direction south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
 
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Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Old Town guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide
Cremieu

Cremieu

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Cremieu guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La...

See Eveux guide
Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne

at 39 km (direction west), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures, the...

See Saint-Etienne guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south-east)

The village of St Antoine l'Abbaye, best known for its...

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

at 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Trevoux guide
Anse

Anse

at 48 km (direction north-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Anse guide

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Map of places to visit near Vienne

 
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Markets in and near Vienne

Market days in Vienne: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Vienne: market Saturday (0km)
  • Condrieu: market Monday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Condrieu: market Friday (10km)
  • Givors: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Feyzin: market Sunday (16km)
  • Roussillon: market Wednesday & Sunday (18km)
  • Mornant: market Friday (19km)
  • Heyrieux: market Friday (19km)
  • Brignais: market Saturday (19km)
  • Pierre-Benite: market Wednesday & Sunday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Vienne, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (23km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Saint-Symphorien-sur-Coise (35km)
  • Cremieu (37km)
  • Saint-Galmier (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (26km)
  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (27km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (29km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Oeillon Crest (25km)
  • Perdrix Crest (28km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (29km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (13km)
  • Ecully (29km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (23km)
  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (28km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vienne is in the east of France at 76 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Vienne is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vienne

Canton: Vienne

Arrondissement: Vienne

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38200

Distance to Vienne

from Grenoble (prefecture): 76 km

from Paris: 417 km

from Calais: 643 km

from Nice: 277 km

from Bordeaux: 434 km

from Strasbourg: 404 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ampuis, Jardin, Loire-sur-Rhone, Pont-Eveque, Saint-Cyr-sur-le-Rhone, Saint-Romain-en-Gal, Saint-Sorlin-de-Vienne, Sainte-Colombe, Serpaize and Seyssuel.

This page in French: Visiter Vienne

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