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Balesta tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Mont d'Astarac at 14 km from Balesta

Visit Balesta: highlights and tourist information

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Balesta is situated in the Haute-Garonne department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mont d'Astarac at 14 km and Valcabrere at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Balesta, 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 Balesta in Occitanie.

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

Mont d'Astarac

Mont d'Astarac

at 14 km (direction ), in the Gers department

The frescoes in the village church are the highlight of your visit...

See Mont d'Astarac guide
Valcabrere

Valcabrere

at 19 km (direction south)

Valcabrere deserves a visit because of the very lovely roman style basilica...

See Valcabrere guide
Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south)

2000 years ago the town of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges had 10000 inhabitants - now...

See Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges guide
Col d'Aspin

Col d'Aspin

Scenery at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

...

See Col d'Aspin guide
 
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Martres-Tolosane

Martres-Tolosane

at 36 km (direction east)

The small village of Martres-Tolosane is known for its faiencerie workshops...

See Martres-Tolosane guide
Arreau

Arreau

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

Deep in the Pyrenees on a small river, Arreau is a delightful...

See Arreau guide
Tarbes

Tarbes

at 40 km (direction west), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

The substantial gardens of Jardin Massey are the main place of interest...

See Tarbes guide
Cazeres

Cazeres

at 42 km (direction east)

Cazeres is not a tourist town, but you might like to visit...

See Cazeres guide
Col de Peyresourde

Col de Peyresourde

Scenery at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

The Col de Peyresourde is a mountain pass in the pyrenees, which...

See Col de Peyresourde guide
Bagneres-de-Luchon

Bagneres-de-Luchon

at 45 km (direction south)

Bagneres-de-Luchon is one of the nicest of the 'belle-epoque' spa towns that...

See Bagneres-de-Luchon guide
Tourtouse

Tourtouse

at 47 km (direction east), in the Ariege department

Although tiny, the castle (and picnic area) in the centre of Tourtouse...

See Tourtouse guide
Col du Tourmalet

Col du Tourmalet

Scenery at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

The Col du Tourmalet is a mountain pass in the Pyrenees, famous...

See Col du Tourmalet guide
Audressein

Audressein

at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Ariege department

Audressein is a very small village in a picturesque river valley, visited...

See Audressein guide
Lourdes

Lourdes

at 49 km (direction west), in the Hautes-Pyrenees department

Lourdes is of course very famous as a pilgrimage centre which attracts...

See Lourdes guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Garonne

Map of places to visit near Balesta

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Markets in and near Balesta

  • Boulogne-sur-Gesse: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Montrejeau: market Monday (13km)
  • Saint-Gaudens: market Thursday (17km)
  • Loures-Barousse: market Friday (20km)
  • Aspet: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Seissan: market Friday (33km)
  • Salies-du-Salat: market Monday (34km)
  • Arreau: market Thursday all day (37km)
  • Bagneres-de-Bigorre: market Saturday all day (37km)
  • Mirande: market Monday (37km)

More information about Balesta, Midi-Pyrenees

Tourist attractions near Balesta, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Montmaurin Gallo-Roman Villa (6km)
  • Marshall Foch house (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la poterie Hillen (11km)
  • Jardin Massey (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Save (8km)
  • Gouffre d'Esparros (27km)
  • Henne Morte (35km)
  • Grottes de Médous (37km)
  • Col du Tourmalet (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Balesta is in the south of France at 84 kilometres from Toulouse, the department capital (general information: Balesta is 644 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Balesta

Canton: Montréjeau

Arrondissement: Saint-Gaudens

Department: Haute-Garonne

Region: Midi-Pyrenees

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 31580

Distance to Balesta

from Toulouse (prefecture): 84 km

from Paris: 644 km

from Calais: 867 km

from Nice: 544 km

from Bordeaux: 204 km

from Strasbourg: 816 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arne, Bazordan, Boudrac, Cazaril-Tamboures, Gensac-de-Boulogne, Larroque, Lecussan, Loudet, Monleon-Magnoac, Montmaurin, Nizan-Gesse, Saint-Loup-en-Comminges, Saint-Plancard, Sarrecave, Sedeilhac and Villeneuve-Lecussan.

This page in French: Visiter Balesta

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