3 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

3 days in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Itinerary

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Grenoble
Drive
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Pont en Royans
— 1 night
Drive
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Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez
— 1 night
Drive
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Hauterives
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Grenoble

Capital of the Alps

At the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère (the lion and the serpent), Grenoble offers you tons of winter and summer activities to keep the entire family busy, like hiking, climbing, skiing, and snowboarding, as well as swimming in clean mountain lakes.
On the 21st (Fri), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Grenoble trip builder site.

Paris to Grenoble is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pont en Royans.

Things to do in Grenoble

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Highlights from your trip

Pont en Royans

— 1 night
On the 21st (Fri), examine the collection at Musee de l'Eau.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pont en Royans trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grenoble to Pont en Royans in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Pont en Royans are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez.

Things to do in Pont en Royans

Museums
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Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

— 1 night
Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez is a commune in the Loire department in central France.HistorySaint Marcellin Forez is at an ancient crossroads between Burgundy and Velay, on the highway from the Forez Montbrison toward the only bridge known in the south of the Loire, which was at St. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bourg medieval de St Marcellin en Forez.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez visit website.

Getting from Pont en Royans to Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hauterives.

Things to do in Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Hauterives

Hauterives is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): walk around The Mazes of Hauterives and then admire the landmark architecture of Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Hauterives travel route builder app.

You can drive from Saint-Marcellin-en-Forez to Hauterives in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hauterives can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Hauterives

Parks · Historic Sites
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Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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