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Fontanes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Les Matelles at 11 km from Fontanes

Visit Fontanes: highlights and tourist information

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Fontanes is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Matelles at 11 km and Sommieres at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontanes, 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 Fontanes in Occitanie.

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

Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from...

See Les Matelles guide


at 14 km (direction east), in the Gard department

Adults will enjoy seeing the many historic monuments in Sommieres, although...

See Sommieres guide


at 14 km (direction west)

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village including a...

See Saint-Martin-de-Londres guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-east), in the Gard department

There are numerous places of interest to discover as you explore the...

See Sauve guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier is...

See Montpellier guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 21 km (direction south)

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see...

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 21 km (direction south)

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern new centre...

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction south)

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and a resort...

See Palavas-les-Flots guide
La Grande-Motte

La Grande-Motte

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction south-east)

The 1960's architecture gives La Grande-Motte its unique character, and the long...

See La Grande-Motte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west)

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de...

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide


at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Gard department

The historic heart of Anduze, with its small squares...

See Anduze guide
Prafrance bamboo garden

Prafrance bamboo garden

Garden at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Gard department

We enjoyed walking through the alleys of bamboo at...

See Prafrance bamboo garden guide


Cathedral at 31 km (direction south)

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island...

See Maguelone guide
Le Vigan

Le Vigan

at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Gard department

Le Vigan is one of the most interesting towns to visit...

See Le Vigan guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontanes


Markets in and near Fontanes

  • Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: market Thursday & Saturday (14km)
  • Sommieres: market Saturday (14km)
  • Quissac: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Castelnau-le-Lez: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Mauguio: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day (21km)
  • Lunel: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Calvisson: market Sunday (23km)
  • Lattes: market Wednesday & Sunday (25km)
  • Vergeze: market Thursday (25km)

More information about Fontanes, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Fontanes, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (21km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (20km)
  • Jardin des Sambucs (32km)
  • Bambouseraie de Prafrance (33km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte des Demoiselles (18km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (31km)
  • Étangs palavasiens (32km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (37km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (38km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (41km)
  • Mont Aigoual (45km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (48km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (48km)
  • Etang de Thau (49km)
  • Céressou (50km)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (17km)

Geography and distances

Fontanes is in the south of France at 20 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Fontanes is 576 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontanes

Canton: Claret

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34270

Distance to Fontanes

from Montpellier (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 576 km

from Calais: 811 km

from Nice: 270 km

from Bordeaux: 375 km

from Strasbourg: 609 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lauret, Le Triadou, Montaud, Saint-Bauzille-de-Montmel, Saint-Mathieu-de-Treviers, Sauteyrargues, Vacquieres and Valflaunes.

This page in French: Visiter Fontanes

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