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Balazuc tourism and travel guide

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Visit Balazuc: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river

Balazuc is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Balazuc. For detailed visitor information see the Balazuc travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Balazuc include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Labeaume at 8 km and Ailhon at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Balazuc, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Balazuc in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Vogue

Vogue

Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction north-east)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue...

See Vogue guide
Labeaume

Labeaume

at 8 km (direction south-west)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine to make Labeaume...

See Labeaume guide
Ailhon

Ailhon

at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

The beauty of Ailhon is the chance to follow the footpaths...

See Ailhon guide
Joyeuse

Joyeuse

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse -...

See Joyeuse guide
 
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Vallon Pont d'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide
Aubenas

Aubenas

at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the...

See Aubenas guide
Pont d'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

The small beach and beautiful setting make Pont d'Arc a...

See Pont d'Arc guide
Jaujac

Jaujac

at 17 km (direction north-west)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep...

See Jaujac guide
Alba-la-Romaine

Alba-la-Romaine

at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

Larger than many of the Ardeche villages, Alba-la-Romaine also has a very...

See Alba-la-Romaine guide
Gorges de l'Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardeche

Scenery at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

The Gorges de l'Ardeche are one of the most scenic highlights...

See Gorges de l'Ardeche guide
Meyras

Meyras

at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see...

See Meyras guide
Saint-Montan

Saint-Montan

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

Climbing the steep cobbled streets to the castle at...

See Saint-Montan guide
Barjac

Barjac

at 22 km (direction south), in the Gard department

Barjac is a historic market town in the lovely countryside of he...

See Barjac guide
Naves

Naves

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

Stroll through the pretty village of Naves and you will see...

See Naves guide

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

Map of places to visit near Balazuc

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Markets in and near Balazuc

  • Ruoms: market Friday (7km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Vallon Pont d'Arc: market Thursday (11km)
  • Aubenas: market Saturday (13km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Vals-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Barjac: market Friday (22km)
  • Thueyts: market Friday (22km)

More information about Balazuc, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Balazuc, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (18km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (33km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (36km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (38km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (33km)
  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (34km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois de Païolive (19km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (19km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (24km)
  • Tanargue (27km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (29km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (32km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (37km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Balazuc is in the southern-centre of France at 31 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Balazuc is 508 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balazuc

Canton: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Arrondissement: Largentière

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Balazuc

from Privas (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 508 km

from Calais: 741 km

from Nice: 248 km

from Bordeaux: 393 km

from Strasbourg: 522 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chauzon, Lanas, Pradons, Rochecolombe, Saint-Maurice-d'Ardeche, Uzer, Vinezac and Vogue.

This page in French: Visiter Balazuc

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