Vif tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vizille at 8 km from Vif

Visit Vif: highlights and tourist information

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Vif 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 Vif in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vizille at 8 km and Grenoble at 15 km.

Vif, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Vizille guide


Ski resort at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Grenoble guide


at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly worth exploring if you...

See Mens guide


Ski resort at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


Church at 35 km (direction south-east)

The church and mountainous setting of Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette are the second most important pilgrimage destination...

See Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette guide


Ski resort at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Deux-Alpes guide


Ski resort at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide


at 49 km (direction 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 49 km (direction 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
Valgaudemar Valley

Valgaudemar Valley

Scenery at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

The valley of Valgaudemar is one of many picturesque natural highlughts in the high...

See Valgaudemar Valley guide
La Grave

La Grave

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east), in the Hautes-Alpes department

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

See La Grave guide

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Markets in and near Vif

Market days in Vif: weekly market: Friday;

  • Vif: market Friday (0km)
  • Le Pont-de-Claix: market Sunday (8km)
  • Vizille: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Villard-de-Lans: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Echirolles: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (11km)
  • La Mure: market Monday (15km)
  • Fontaine: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Heres: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Autrans: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Meylan: market Tuesday (19km)

More information about Vif, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Vif, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (24km)
  • Chartreuse (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Vizille (8km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (18km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Ruines de Séchilienne (11km)
  • Mont Jalla (17km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (18km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (19km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (21km)
  • Mont Aiguille (25km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (37km)
  • Col de la Croix-de-Fer (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (22km)

Geography and distances

Vif is in the east of France at 15 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Vif is 492 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vif

Canton: Vif

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38450

Distance to Vif

from Grenoble (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 492 km

from Calais: 714 km

from Nice: 197 km

from Bordeaux: 492 km

from Strasbourg: 423 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champ-sur-Drac, Champagnier, Le Gua, Notre-Dame-de-Commiers, Saint-Georges-de-Commiers, Saint-Paul-de-Varces and Varces-Allieres-et-Risset.

This page in French: Visiter Vif