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Visit Crest: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The castle keep and its views are the most unmissable highlight when you visit Crest

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Crest. For detailed visitor information see the Crest travel guide.

Crest is situated in the Drome department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the south-east of France at 25 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Crest is 502 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Crest include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Poet-Laval at 21 km and Puygiron at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Crest, 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 Crest in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Crest


Markets in and near Crest

Market days in Crest: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday;

  • Crest: market Tuesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Saillans: market Sunday (14km)
  • Livron-sur-Drome: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Etoile-sur-Rhone: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Loriol-sur-Drome: market Friday (16km)
  • Portes-les-Valence: market Thursday (19km)
  • Chabeuil: market Tuesday (19km)
  • La Voulte-sur-Rhone: market Friday (21km)
  • La Begude-de-Mazenc: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Dieulefit: market Friday (23km)

More information about Crest, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Crest, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (22km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (25km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (25km)
  • Jardin japonais (34km)
  • Jardin des herbes (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque d'Archiane (38km)
  • Mont Aiguille (44km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (49km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (49km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (49km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (58km)
  • Gorges de l'Ardèche (60km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (23km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Crest

Canton: Crest

Arrondissement: Die

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26400

Distance to Crest

from Valence (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 502 km

from Calais: 731 km

from Nice: 212 km

from Bordeaux: 442 km

from Strasbourg: 477 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aouste-sur-Sye, Autichamp, Cobonne, Divajeu, Eurre, Mirabel-et-Blacons and Vaunaveys-la-Rochette.

This page in French: Visiter Crest

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