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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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montbrun-les-Bains at 18 km and Sisteron at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ballons, 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 Ballons in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Montbrun-les-Bains

Montbrun-les-Bains

at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide
Sisteron

Sisteron

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

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

See Sisteron guide
Sault

Sault

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

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

See Sault guide
Simiane-la-Rotonde

Simiane-la-Rotonde

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...

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide
 
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Forcalquier

Forcalquier

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
Oppedette

Oppedette

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

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

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...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide
Mane

Mane

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...

See Mane guide
Lurs

Lurs

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...

See Lurs guide
Aubres

Aubres

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Aubres guide
Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt

Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt

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...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide
Nyons

Nyons

at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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...

See Le Barroux guide
Vaison-la-Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine

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

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

See Vaison-la-Romaine guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ballons

 
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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)

Hotels near Ballons

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)
 
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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

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