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Espenel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Crest at 17 km from Espenel

Visit Espenel: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Crest at 17 km and Le Poet-Laval at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Espenel, 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 Espenel in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Crest

Crest

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Crest guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Poet-Laval guide
Mirmande

Mirmande

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Mirmande guide
Puygiron

Puygiron

at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Puygiron guide
 
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Aubres

Aubres

at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Aubres guide
Nyons

Nyons

at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Nyons guide
Valence

Valence

at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Valence guide
Grignan

Grignan

at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Grignan guide
Montelimar

Montelimar

at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montelimar guide
Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere

at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Pont-en-Royans

Pont-en-Royans

at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Isere department

The centre of Pont-en-Royans, with medieval houses along the cliffs above the...

See Pont-en-Royans guide
Mens

Mens

at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Isere department

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly...

See Mens guide
Viviers

Viviers

at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ardeche department

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

See Viviers guide
La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhemar

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Garde-Adhemar guide

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

Map of places to visit near Espenel

 
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Markets in and near Espenel

  • Saillans: market Sunday (3km)
  • Die: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Crest: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Luc-en-Diois: market Friday (19km)
  • Dieulefit: market Friday (22km)
  • La Motte-Chalancon: market Monday (25km)
  • La Begude-de-Mazenc: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Chabeuil: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Etoile-sur-Rhone: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Livron-sur-Drome: market Tuesday (32km)

More information about Espenel, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Espenel, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (37km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (50km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (39km)
  • Jardin japonais (45km)
  • Jardin des herbes (50km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque d'Archiane (22km)
  • Mont Aiguille (31km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (44km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (45km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (33km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (55km)
 
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Geography and distances

Espenel is in the south-east of France at 39 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Espenel is 513 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Espenel

Canton: Saillans

Arrondissement: Die

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26340

Distance to Espenel

from Valence (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 513 km

from Calais: 741 km

from Nice: 195 km

from Bordeaux: 459 km

from Strasbourg: 474 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aurel, Barsac, Chastel-Arnaud, La Chaudiere, Rimon-et-Savel, Saillans, Saint-Benoit-en-Diois, Vercheny and Veronne.

This page in French: Visiter Espenel

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