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1380 Route de la Corneille, Les Avenières, 38630
Part of the Walibi chain of European leisure parks, this amusement park offers more than 30 attractions ranging from mild to wild, with roller coasters and little-kid rides in the mix. A monorail suitable for visitors of all heights makes a loop throughout part of the park. For something different, try your hand at gold panning.
Things to Know Before You Go
Walibi Rhône-Alpes has multiple restaurants and food kiosks.
Guests are welcome to take in their own food, but coolers and glass bottles aren’t allowed.
Walibi is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs, and discounted rates are available for guests in wheelchairs and one companion.
How to Get There
Located in France’s Rhône-Alpes region, Walibi is about 45 minutes by car from Chambéry, an hour from Grenoble, and 70 minutes from Lyon. Shuttle services are available from both Grenoble and Lyon.
When to Get There
Walibi is open from the middle of April through the first weekend of November. Outside of school holidays, the park is usually closed on weekdays. For details, check the park’s website before going.
If you need to cool off on a warm day, combine an amusement park visit with a stop by adjacent Aqualibi water park, where a variety of pools and waterslides await you. You’ll even find a 4-lane racing slide. Note that swim trunks are prohibited—visitors must wear brief-style swimsuits.
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