Crest tourism and travel guide

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

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

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.

Tourist classifications for Crest include "recommended detour".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Crest in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Poet-Laval at 21 km and Puygiron at 25 km.

Crest, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Mirmande

Mirmande

Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Mirmande guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south)

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

See Le Poet-Laval guide
Puygiron

Puygiron

at 25 km (direction south-west)

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

See Puygiron guide
Valence

Valence

at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Valence guide
 
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Montelimar

Montelimar

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montelimar guide
Privas

Privas

at 33 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

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

See Privas guide
Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Church at 35 km (direction west)

The collegiale church in Romans-sur-Isere is a 12th-13th century church with medieval...

See Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère guide
Grignan

Grignan

at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Grignan guide
Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere

at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Viviers

Viviers

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Ardeche department

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

See Viviers guide
Alba-la-Romaine

Alba-la-Romaine

at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ardeche department

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

See Alba-la-Romaine guide
Tain-l'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Aubres

Aubres

at 41 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Aubres guide
Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone

at 41 km (direction north-north-west), in the Ardeche department

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and also the...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide

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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)

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Crest is in the south-east of France at 25 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Crest is 502 kilometres from Paris).

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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