Fons tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fons in Ardeche

Photo is of Ailhon at 2 km from Fons

Visit Fons: highlights and tourist information

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Fons 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 Fons in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ailhon at 2 km and Aubenas at 6 km.

Fons, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Ailhon guide


at 6 km (direction north-east)

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

See Aubenas guide


Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vogue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river...

See Balazuc guide


at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jaujac guide


at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Meyras guide


at 14 km (direction south-west)

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to the river...

See Joyeuse guide


at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Thueyts guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine to make Labeaume very rewarding...

See Labeaume guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide
Vallon Pont d\'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the lively holiday atmosphere...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Alba-la-Romaine guide
Pont d\'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

The small beach and beautiful setting make Pont d'Arc a very beautiful and popular...

See Pont d'Arc guide


at 26 km (direction south-west)

Stroll through the pretty village of Naves and you will see progressively more ancient...

See Naves guide

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Map of places to visit near Fons


Markets in and near Fons

  • Aubenas: market Saturday (5km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Vals-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (9km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Thueyts: market Friday (14km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (15km)
  • Vallon Pont d'Arc: market Thursday (20km)
  • Naves: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Fons, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Fons, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (10km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (16km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (39km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (36km)
  • Jardin des herbes (38km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (39km)
  • Parc Jouvet (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tanargue (22km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (23km)
  • Bois de Païolive (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (28km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (31km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (32km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (35km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (46km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (54km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (38km)

Geography and distances

Fons is in the southern-centre of France at 26 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Fons is 499 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fons

Canton: Aubenas

Arrondissement: Privas

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Fons

from Privas (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 499 km

from Calais: 732 km

from Nice: 253 km

from Bordeaux: 390 km

from Strasbourg: 515 km

Getting here

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

We have 19 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ailhon, Aubenas, Chassiers, Chazeaux, Lachapelle-sous-Aubenas, Lanas, Largentiere, Lentilleres, Mercuer, Montreal, Rocher, Saint-Didier-sous-Aubenas, Saint-Etienne-de-Fontbellon, Saint-Privat, Saint-Sernin, Tauriers, Ucel, Vinezac and Vogue.

This page in French: Visiter Fons