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Charols tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Le Poet-Laval at 8 km from Charols

Visit Charols: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Poet-Laval at 8 km and Puygiron at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Charols, 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 Charols in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Poet-Laval guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

The small castle and pretty gardens add further to the charm of...

See Puygiron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction north-west)

The medieval vilage of Mirmande retains its original ramparts and it really...

See Mirmande guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

The castle keep and its views are the most unmissable highlight when...

See Crest guide


at 16 km (direction west)

The town of Montelimar is famous worldwide for its nougat - be...

See Montelimar guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Grignan guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ardeche department

The town of Viviers contains some interesting buildings and a nice view...

See Viviers guide
La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhemar

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-west)

Lovely views, a medieval garden, a 12th century roman style church are...

See La Garde-Adhemar guide


at 28 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

Larger than many of the Ardeche villages, Alba-la-Romaine also has a very...

See Alba-la-Romaine guide


at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See Aubres guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nyons guide


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

Climbing the steep cobbled streets to the castle at the top of...

See Saint-Montan guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ardeche department

Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant when...

See Privas guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a...

See Valence guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charols


Markets in and near Charols

  • La Begude-de-Mazenc: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Dieulefit: market Friday (12km)
  • Crest: market Tuesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Montelimar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Grignan: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Loriol-sur-Drome: market Friday (20km)
  • Livron-sur-Drome: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Le Teil: market Thursday (22km)
  • Saillans: market Sunday (23km)
  • Valreas: market Wednesday (23km)

Hotels near Charols

More information about Charols, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Charols, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (53km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (15km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (27km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (27km)
  • Parc Jouvet (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (44km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (47km)
  • Cirque d'Archiane (47km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (33km)

Geography and distances

Charols is in the south-east of France at 38 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Charols is 514 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charols

Canton: Marsanne

Arrondissement: Valence

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26450

Distance to Charols

from Valence (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 514 km

from Calais: 744 km

from Nice: 210 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 493 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonlieu-sur-Roubion, Cleon-d'Andran, Eyzahut, La Begude-de-Mazenc, Manas, Pont-de-Barret, Puy-Saint-Martin, Roynac, Saint-Gervais-sur-Roubion, Salettes, Souspierre and Soyans.

This page in French: Visiter Charols

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