Villard-de-Lans tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villard-de-Lans in Isere

Photo is of Pont-en-Royans at 16 km from Villard-de-Lans

Visit Villard-de-Lans: highlights and tourist information

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Villard-de-Lans 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 Villard-de-Lans in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pont-en-Royans at 16 km and Vizille at 18 km.

Villard-de-Lans, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 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 18 km (direction east)

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

See Vizille guide


Ski resort at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Grenoble guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 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 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Mens guide


Ski resort at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Alpe-d'Huez guide


at 39 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 39 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


Church at 42 km (direction east-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 44 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide


Ski resort at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Deux-Alpes guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide


at 56 km (direction west-south-west), in the Drome department

The castle keep and its views are the most unmissable highlight when you visit...

See Crest guide

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Map of places to visit near Villard-de-Lans


Markets in and near Villard-de-Lans

Market days in Villard-de-Lans: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Villard-de-Lans: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Vif: market Friday (10km)
  • Autrans: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Le Pont-de-Claix: market Sunday (13km)
  • La Chapelle-en-Vercors: market Saturday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Echirolles: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (16km)
  • Fontaine: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (17km)
  • Vizille: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Saint-Marcellin: market Saturday (20km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Heres: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)

More information about Villard-de-Lans, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Villard-de-Lans, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (19km)
  • Chartreuse (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Vizille (18km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (21km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (9km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (10km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (12km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (20km)
  • Mont Jalla (20km)
  • Mont Aiguille (25km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (36km)
  • Mont Granier (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Gervais (16km)
  • Montelier (44km)

Geography and distances

Villard-de-Lans is in the east of France at 19 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Villard-de-Lans is 486 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villard-de-Lans

Canton: Villard-de-Lans

Arrondissement: Grenoble

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38250

Distance to Villard-de-Lans

from Grenoble (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 486 km

from Calais: 709 km

from Nice: 204 km

from Bordeaux: 483 km

from Strasbourg: 425 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Villard-de-Lans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Correncon-en-Vercors.

This page in French: Visiter Villard-de-Lans