Balazuc tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balazuc in Ardeche

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

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.

Balazuc is situated in the Ardeche department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 31 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Balazuc is 508 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Balazuc

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

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)

Geography and distances

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