Virieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Virieu in Isere

Photo is of Cremieu at 32 km from Virieu

Visit Virieu: highlights and tourist information

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Virieu 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 Virieu in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cremieu at 32 km and Belley at 35 km.

Virieu, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Cremieu

Cremieu

at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cremieu guide
Belley

Belley

at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Ain department

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

See Belley guide
Chambery

Chambery

at 37 km (direction east), in the Savoie department

Chambery is a very lively university town which is very pleasant to visit and...

See Chambery guide
Grenoble

Grenoble

Ski resort at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See Grenoble guide
 
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Saint-Antoine-l\'Abbaye

Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide
Aix-les-Bains

Aix-les-Bains

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Savoie department

Aix-les-Bains is one of the best preserved 'belle-epoque' spa towns in France...

See Aix-les-Bains guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

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

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

See Palais Ideal guide
Les-7-Laux

Les-7-Laux

Ski resort at 46 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Les-7-Laux guide
Vienne (town)

Vienne (town)

at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Vienne (town) guide
Pont-en-Royans

Pont-en-Royans

at 48 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide
Vizille

Vizille

at 51 km (direction south-east)

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

See Vizille guide
Perouges

Perouges

Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction north-west), in the Ain department

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

See Perouges guide
Lyon

Lyon

at 58 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon guide
Lyon Presqu\'ile

Lyon Presqu'ile

at 58 km (direction west-north-west), in the Rhone department

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

See Lyon Presqu'ile guide

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Markets in and near Virieu

  • La Tour-du-Pin: market Tuesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Le Grand-Lemps: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Voiron: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Le Pont-de-Beauvoisin: market Monday (16km)
  • Saint-Genix-sur-Guiers: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Moirans: market Saturday (19km)
  • Bourgoin-Jallieu: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Saint-Etienne-de-Saint-Geoirs: market Monday (19km)
  • Tullins: market Saturday (20km)
  • Morestel: market Sunday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Virieu, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Lac du Bourget (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Chartreuse (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du Prieuré (35km)
  • Jardin du musée Hébert (37km)
  • Parc du château du Touvet (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Granier (35km)
  • Mont Jalla (37km)
  • Grand parc de Miribel-Jonage (55km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Walibi Rhone Alpes (17km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Morestel (21km)
  • Nances (28km)
  • Saint-Gervais (31km)
  • Aix-les-Bains (41km)
  • Saint-Vulbas (41km)
  • Chaponnay (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Virieu is in the east of France at 38 kilometres from Grenoble, the department capital (general information: Virieu is 443 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Virieu

Canton: Virieu

Arrondissement: Tour-du-Pin

Department: Isere

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 38730

Distance to Virieu

from Grenoble (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 443 km

from Calais: 664 km

from Nice: 244 km

from Bordeaux: 480 km

from Strasbourg: 385 km

Getting here

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

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blandin, Chabons, Chassignieu, Chelieu, Doissin, Le Passage, Le Pin, Montagnieu, Montrevel, Paladru, Panissage, Saint-Ondras, Torchefelon and Valencogne.

This page in French: Visiter Virieu