Villefontaine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villefontaine in Isere

Visit Villefontaine: highlights and tourist information

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Villefontaine is situated in the Isere department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the east of France at 65 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Villefontaine is 418 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cremieu at 15 km and Vienne (town) at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Villefontaine, 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 Villefontaine in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Isere

Map of places to visit near Villefontaine

Markets in and near Villefontaine

Market days in Villefontaine: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Villefontaine: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Heyrieux: market Friday (7km)
  • Bourgoin-Jallieu: market Thursday & Sunday (10km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Bournay: market Monday (13km)
  • Saint-Bonnet-de-Mure: market Thursday (13km)
  • Cremieu: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Pont-de-Cheruy: market Sunday (15km)
  • Genas: market Sunday (18km)
  • Chassieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Meyzieu: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)

More information about Villefontaine, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Villefontaine, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Villefontaine.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Lyon (29km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Lyon) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint Martin d'Ainey (Lyon) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Gerland (29km)
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or (30km)
  • Jardins du Château de Saint-Bernard (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (28km)
  • Laboratoire d’écologie des hydrosystèmes naturels et anthropisés (29km)
  • Oeillon Crest (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (31km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Chaponnay (17km)
  • Morestel (26km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (26km)
  • Ecully (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin zoologique de la ville de Lyon (29km)
  • Parc zoologique de Saint-Martin-la-Plaine (45km)
  • Parc animalier de Courzieu (46km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefontaine

Canton: Isle-d'Abeau

Arrondissement: Tour-du-Pin

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38090

Distance to Villefontaine

from Grenoble (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 418 km

from Calais: 641 km

from Nice: 270 km

from Bordeaux: 457 km

from Strasbourg: 384 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonnefamille, Chezeneuve, Diemoz, Four, Frontonas, Grenay, La Verpilliere, Roche, Saint-Alban-de-Roche, Saint-Quentin-Fallavier and Vaulx-Milieu.

This page in French: Visiter Villefontaine