Balan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balan in Ardennes

Photo is of Sedan at 2 km from Balan

Visit Balan: highlights and tourist information

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Balan is situated in the Ardennes department and Grand-Est region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Balan in Grand-Est.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sedan at 2 km and Charleville-Mezieres at 20 km.

Balan, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction north-west)

Now a 'town of art and history' it is the castle and surrounding streets...

See Sedan guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

In and around the grand Place Ducale, among the largest squares in France, you...

See Charleville-Mezieres guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

In a pleasant seting on the Meuse river, the two churches and a stroll...

See Montherme guide


at 47 km (direction north-north-west)

In Vireux-Molhain you can follow an attractive nature trail and also visit the Collegiale...

See Vireux-Molhain guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Balan


Markets in and near Balan

  • Sedan: market Wednesday & Saturday (1km)
  • Vrigne-Aux-Bois: market Sunday (9km)
  • Charleville-Mezieres: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Stenay: market Friday (27km)
  • Revin: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Vouziers: market Saturday (37km)
  • Fumay: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Rocroi: market Tuesday (41km)
  • Rethel: market Thursday (47km)

More information about Balan, Champagne-Ardenne

Tourist attractions near Balan, France

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

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Bairon (22km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Launois-sur-Vence (31km)
  • Rocroi (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Semide (48km)

Geography and distances

Balan is in the north-east of France at 20 kilometres from Charleville-Mézières, the department capital (general information: Balan is 211 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balan

Canton: Sedan-Est

Arrondissement: Sedan

Department: Ardennes

Region: Champagne-Ardenne

New region: Grand-Est

Postcode: 0

Distance to Balan

from Charleville-Mézières (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 211 km

from Calais: 261 km

from Nice: 688 km

from Bordeaux: 682 km

from Strasbourg: 237 km

Getting here

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

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazeilles, Cheveuges, Daigny, Douzy, Floing, Givonne, Glaire, Illy, La Chapelle, La Moncelle, Noyers-Pont-Maugis, Remilly-Aillicourt, Rubecourt-et-Lamecourt, Saint-Menges, Sedan, Thelonne, Villers-Cernay and Wadelincourt.

This page in French: Visiter Balan