Bessas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bessas in Ardeche

Photo is of Barjac at 5 km from Bessas

Visit Bessas: highlights and tourist information

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Bessas is situated in the Ardeche 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 Bessas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barjac at 5 km and Pont d\'Arc at 10 km.

Bessas, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-east), in the Gard department

Barjac is a historic market town in the lovely countryside of he northern Gard...

See Barjac guide
Pont d\'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

The small beach and beautiful setting make Pont d'Arc a very beautiful and popular...

See Pont d'Arc guide
Vallon Pont d\'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 10 km (direction north-east)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the lively holiday atmosphere...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide


at 12 km (direction north-east)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine to make Labeaume very rewarding...

See Labeaume guide


at 12 km (direction west)

The exceptional views from Banne are the highlight, and the streets of the small...

See Banne guide


at 12 km (direction south-west), in the Gard department

Saint-Ambroix is an interesting town, in part because of the ruined castles and the...

See Saint-Ambroix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-east), in the Gard department

Montclus is a tiny but beautiful village in a lovely setting on the Cèze...

See Montclus guide
Gorges de l\'Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardeche

Scenery at 14 km (direction east)

The Gorges de l'Ardeche are one of the most scenic highlights in France, whether...

See Gorges de l'Ardeche guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

Stroll through the pretty village of Naves and you will see progressively more ancient...

See Naves guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to the river...

See Joyeuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river...

See Balazuc guide


at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Gard department

Goudargues is a small town on the banks of a canal in the Gard...

See Goudargues guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east), in the Gard department

Cornillon, France is a hilltop village with an interesting historic centre in the north...

See Cornillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east), in the Gard department

The pretty village of Aigueuze, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', also...

See Aigueze guide

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Map of places to visit near Bessas


Markets in and near Bessas

  • Barjac: market Friday (5km)
  • Vallon Pont d'Arc: market Thursday (10km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Paul-le-Jeune: market Monday & Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Ambroix: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Naves: market Saturday (15km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Besseges: market Thursday (17km)
  • Goudargues: market Wednesday (19km)

More information about Bessas, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Bessas, France

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

Grand sites of France

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)

  • Vals-les-Bains (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (38km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (46km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (51km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois de Païolive (10km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (13km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (14km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (19km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (25km)
  • Tanargue (35km)
  • Mont Lozère (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (30km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (32km)

Geography and distances

Bessas is in the southern-centre of France at 50 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Bessas is 523 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessas

Canton: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Arrondissement: Largentière

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Bessas

from Privas (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 523 km

from Calais: 757 km

from Nice: 248 km

from Bordeaux: 390 km

from Strasbourg: 540 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barjac, Beaulieu, Saint-Sauveur-de-Cruzieres and Vagnas.

This page in French: Visiter Bessas