Besignan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Besignan in Drome

Photo is of Aubres at 14 km from Besignan

Visit Besignan: highlights and tourist information

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Besignan 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 Besignan in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubres at 14 km and Nyons at 16 km.

Besignan, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Aubres guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Nyons guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

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 west-south-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


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

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

See Sault guide
Dentelles de Montmirail

Dentelles de Montmirail

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

Although at quite low altitude the jagged peaks of the Dentelles-de-Montmirail are a lovely...

See Dentelles de Montmirail guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 27 km (direction 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


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Seguret is a very picturesque village east of Orange, now classified among the most...

See Seguret guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-west)

The cobbled streets of ancient Le Poet-Laval are pedestrianized, which adds further to the...

See Le Poet-Laval guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

As well as the castle that dominates the hillside village of Grignan you will...

See Grignan guide


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

Carpentras is a sizeable town, and although not always considered a 'tourist town' we...

See Carpentras guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

The ancient baptistry and the scenery of the Nesque river valley are just two...

See Venasque guide
Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

The castle, the fortifications, the cliffs and the troglodyte dwellings come together to make...

See Le Beaucet guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

Naturoptere is a biodiversity centre where you can learn of the interaction between nature...

See Naturoptère guide

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Markets in and near Besignan

  • Buis-les-Baronnies: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Nyons: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • La Motte-Chalancon: market Monday (19km)
  • Vaison-la-Romaine: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Malaucene: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (25km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Valreas: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Dieulefit: market Friday (31km)
  • Serres: market Saturday (33km)

More information about Besignan, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Besignan, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (17km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (58km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (22km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (45km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (49km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (58km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (50km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (55km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Besignan is in the south-east of France at 76 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Besignan is 553 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Besignan

Canton: Buis-les-Baronnies

Arrondissement: Nyons

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26110

Distance to Besignan

from Valence (prefecture): 76 km

from Paris: 553 km

from Calais: 781 km

from Nice: 170 km

from Bordeaux: 471 km

from Strasbourg: 509 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arpavon, Bellecombe-Tarendol, Buis-les-Baronnies, La Roche-sur-le-Buis, Le Poet-Sigillat, Saint-Sauveur-Gouvernet, Sainte-Euphemie-sur-Ouveze, Sainte-Jalle and Vercoiran.

This page in French: Visiter Besignan