Ballons tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ballons in Drome

Photo is of Montbrun-les-Bains at 18 km from Ballons

Visit Ballons: highlights and tourist information

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Ballons is situated in the Drome department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ballons in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montbrun-les-Bains at 18 km and Sisteron at 25 km.

Ballons, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The medieval centre of Montbrun-les-Bains, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France', is...

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide


at 25 km (direction east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The citadel is the main attraction in Sisteron, along with the dramatic rocky slope...

See Sisteron guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

In a region most visited for the surrounding lavender fields, Sault is also a...

See Sault guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The medieval castle with its domed rotunda is just one of the sites of...

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide


at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Forcalquier is a pleasant Luberon town with several interesting historic monuments...

See Forcalquier guide


at 36 km (direction south), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

After a stroll around the historic village of Oppedette you can visit the Gorges...

See Oppedette guide
Gorges d\'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The Gorges d'Oppedette are picturesque gorges in provence, accessible by several hiking trails...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The citadel above the village is the principal monument in the small Provencal village...

See Mane guide


at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The village of Lurs is small but has a great deal of character...

See Lurs guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The cobbled paths, vaulted passages and ancient arches entice you to further explore the...

See Aubres guide


at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Vaucluse department

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists than many...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

The lively lower town and the narrow streets around the castle in the old...

See Nyons guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

From the castle ramparts in Le Barroux you have very far-reaching views across the...

See Le Barroux guide


at 45 km (direction west), in the Vaucluse department

You are spoiled for choice in Vaison-la-Romaine, with substantial Roman remains and also a...

See Vaison-la-Romaine guide

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

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Markets in and near Ballons

  • Laragne-Monteglin: market Thursday (16km)
  • Serres: market Saturday (20km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Buis-les-Baronnies: market Wednesday (30km)
  • La Motte-Chalancon: market Monday (33km)
  • Veynes: market Thursday (34km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (35km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (35km)

More information about Ballons, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ballons, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (30km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (37km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (37km)
  • Domaine de Charance (48km)
  • Jarditrain (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Nesque (34km)
  • Colorado Provencal (39km)

Geography and distances

Ballons is in the south-east of France at 96 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Ballons is 570 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ballons

Canton: Séderon

Arrondissement: Nyons

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26560

Distance to Ballons

from Valence (prefecture): 96 km

from Paris: 570 km

from Calais: 796 km

from Nice: 144 km

from Bordeaux: 497 km

from Strasbourg: 508 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Eourres, Eygalayes, Izon-la-Bruisse, Laborel, Lachau, Salerans and Vers-sur-Meouge.

This page in French: Visiter Ballons