Banon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Banon in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Photo is of Simiane-la-Rotonde at 8 km from Banon

Visit Banon: highlights and tourist information

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Banon is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Banon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Simiane-la-Rotonde at 8 km and Oppedette at 12 km.

Banon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Forcalquier guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Mane guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Sault guide


at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Drome department

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

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Lurs guide


at 22 km (direction west-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 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the baroque style...

See Apt guide


at 26 km (direction south-east)

Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of Manosque includes a stroll up...

See Manosque guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Sisteron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore the ancient...

See Roussillon guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes and fascinating...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Map of places to visit near Banon


Markets in and near Banon

Market days in Banon: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Banon: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (15km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (26km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (27km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (28km)
  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (31km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Banon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Banon, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (32km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (44km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (46km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (16km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (16km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (33km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (35km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (36km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (40km)
  • Jarditrain (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (17km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (24km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (37km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (37km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (40km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (43km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (46km)
  • Lac de Quinson (50km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (54km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Banon is in the south-east of France at 49 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Banon is 591 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Banon

Canton: Banon

Arrondissement: Forcalquier

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Banon

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 591 km

from Calais: 819 km

from Nice: 137 km

from Bordeaux: 500 km

from Strasbourg: 531 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - by car from Calais the drive takes about 11 hours. For driving distances to Banon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Rochegiron, Montsalier and Saumane.

This page in French: Visiter Banon