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Desaignes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Desaignes: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your visit to Desaignes in the Monts d'Ardeche Regional Natural Park

Desaignes is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tain-l'Hermitage at 27 km and Privas at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Desaignes, 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 Desaignes in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone

at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide
Tain-l'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Drome department

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide
Privas

Privas

at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Privas guide
Valence

Valence

at 30 km (direction east), in the Drome department

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

See Valence guide
 
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Antraigues-sur-Volane

Antraigues-sur-Volane

at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity centred around...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide
Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide
Meyras

Meyras

at 40 km (direction south-west)

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an ancient...

See Meyras guide
Mirmande

Mirmande

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Mirmande guide
Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere

at 42 km (direction east), in the Drome department

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Thueyts

Thueyts

at 42 km (direction south-west)

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character'...

See Thueyts guide
Aubenas

Aubenas

at 43 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Aubenas guide
Jaujac

Jaujac

at 45 km (direction south-west)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river gorge running...

See Jaujac guide
Ailhon

Ailhon

at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

The beauty of Ailhon is the chance to follow the footpaths through...

See Ailhon guide
Malleval

Malleval

at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in the...

See Malleval guide

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

Map of places to visit near Desaignes

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Markets in and near Desaignes

  • Lamastre: market Tuesday (5km)
  • Saint-Agreve: market Monday (10km)
  • Le Cheylard: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Saint-Felicien: market Friday (13km)
  • Vernoux-en-Vivarais: market Thursday (15km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Satillieu: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Fay-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Sunday (23km)
  • Tournon-sur-Rhone: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Desaignes, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Desaignes, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (38km)
  • Crest (50km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (36km)
  • Pilat (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (37km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (30km)
  • Jardin japonais (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (29km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (32km)
  • Perdrix Crest (43km)
  • Oeillon Crest (45km)
  • Tanargue (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Desaignes is in the southern-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Desaignes is 460 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Desaignes

Canton: Lamastre

Arrondissement: Tournon-sur-Rhône

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Desaignes

from Privas (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 460 km

from Calais: 691 km

from Nice: 262 km

from Bordeaux: 401 km

from Strasbourg: 469 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Labatie-d'Andaure, Lamastre, Nozieres, Saint-Basile, Saint-Jeure-d'Andaure and Saint-Prix.

This page in French: Visiter Desaignes

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