Villefontaine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villefontaine in Isere

Photo is of Cremieu at 15 km from Villefontaine

Visit Villefontaine: highlights and tourist information

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Villefontaine 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 Villefontaine in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cremieu at 15 km and Vienne (town) at 24 km.

Villefontaine, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Cremieu

Cremieu

at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Cremieu guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide
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Lyon Old Town

Lyon Old Town

at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

In Vieux Lyon there are numerous impressive townhouses of the 16th century,...

See Lyon Old Town guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Perouges guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Drome department

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

See Palais Ideal guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Malleval guide
Pelussin

Pelussin

at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire department

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

See Pelussin guide
Belley

Belley

at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Belley guide
Dombes

Dombes

at 45 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ain department

The Dombes, with thousands of small lakes, is perfect for fishing and...

See Dombes guide
Trevoux

Trevoux

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

The quiet town of Trevoux in Ain has several historical monuments paying...

See Trevoux guide
Eveux

Eveux

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

Eveux, in the Rhone, is visited for the La Tourette Monastery designed...

See Eveux guide
Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Villefontaine, France

What to do at Villefontaine? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Villefontaine is in the east of France at 65 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Villefontaine is 418 kilometres from Paris).

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

 
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