Fontanes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontanes: highlights and tourist information

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Fontanes is situated in the Herault department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 20 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Fontanes is 576 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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

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