Cruas tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cruas in Ardeche

Photo is of Mirmande at 7 km from Cruas

Visit Cruas: highlights and tourist information

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Cruas 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 Cruas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mirmande at 7 km and Montelimar at 11 km.

Cruas, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east-north-east), in the Drome department

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

See Mirmande guide


at 11 km (direction south), in the Drome department

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

See Montelimar guide


at 14 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Puygiron guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Privas guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Alba-la-Romaine guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Viviers guide


at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Drome department

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

See Crest guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Le Poet-Laval guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Montan guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Grignan guide
La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhemar

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south), in the Drome department

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

See La Garde-Adhemar guide


at 30 km (direction west)

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the castle are the highlight of...

See Aubenas guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue is one of our favourite...

See Vogue guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east), in the Drome department

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

See Valence guide

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Map of places to visit near Cruas


Markets in and near Cruas

  • Montelimar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Loriol-sur-Drome: market Friday (11km)
  • Le Teil: market Thursday (14km)
  • Livron-sur-Drome: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Privas: market Wednesday & Saturday & (16km)
  • La Voulte-sur-Rhone: market Friday (16km)
  • La Begude-de-Mazenc: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Crest: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Etoile-sur-Rhone: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Donzere: market Saturday (25km)

More information about Cruas, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Cruas, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (0km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (29km)
  • Parc Jouvet (32km)
  • Jardin japonais (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (41km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (42km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (48km)
  • Bois de Païolive (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (34km)

Geography and distances

Cruas is in the southern-centre of France at 16 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Cruas is 502 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cruas

Canton: Rochemaure

Arrondissement: Privas

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Cruas

from Privas (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 502 km

from Calais: 732 km

from Nice: 226 km

from Bordeaux: 422 km

from Strasbourg: 493 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Condillac, La Coucourde, Les Tourrettes, Meysse, Mirmande, Saint-Lager-Bressac, Saint-Vincent-de-Barres, Saulce-sur-Rhone and Savasse.

This page in French: Visiter Cruas