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Fontvieille tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontvieille: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: This town near Arles has a small historic centre to explore when you are passing

Fontvieille is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence at 7 km and Château des Baux-de-Provence at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontvieille, 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 Fontvieille in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

The village of Baux-de-Provence is small but exceptionally picturesque, and...

See Baux-de-Provence guide
Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle based...

See Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence guide
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Castle at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle...

See Château des Baux-de-Provence guide


at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

The roman amphitheatre and the traditional pastel-painted houses in...

See Arles guide
Roman Arles

Roman Arles

Heritage Site at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Arles contains numerous Roman monuments including...

See Roman Arles guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

Tarascon is a pleasant town with a substantial castle on the Rhone...

See Tarascon guide
Chateau de Tarascon

Chateau de Tarascon

Castle at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

The Chateau de Tarascon is an imposing 15th century...

See Chateau de Tarascon guide


at 11 km (direction north-west), in the Gard department

Beaucaire is well situtaed for exploring the popular towns of Arles,...

See Beaucaire guide


at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

The historic monuments here are a testament to St-Remy-de-Provence's claim to...

See Saint-Remy-de-Provence guide


Heritage Site at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pope's Palace, the Pont d'Avignon and an attractive town centre...

See Avignon guide
Papal Palace, Avignon

Papal Palace, Avignon

Castle at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Papal Palace in Avignon is the most imposing...

See Papal Palace, Avignon guide
Avignon Bridge

Avignon Bridge

Bridge at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pont Saint-Benezet is the remaining part of the bridge on the...

See Avignon Bridge guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Gard department

Losing out in visitor numbers to famous Avignon across the river, in...

See Villeneuve-les-Avignon guide
Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

Heritage Site at 28 km (direction north-west), in the Gard department

The Pont-du-Gard is a 2000 year old Roman aquaduct, an...

See Pont du Gard guide

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Map of places to visit near Fontvieille


Markets in and near Fontvieille

Market days in Fontvieille: weekly market: Monday & Friday;

  • Fontvieille: market Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Arles: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • Beaucaire: market Thursday & Sunday (11km)
  • Bellegarde: market Friday (16km)
  • Aramon: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Eygalieres: market Friday (20km)
  • Chateaurenard: market Sunday (21km)
  • Manduel: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Saint-Gilles: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Avignon: market every day except Monday (26km)

More information about Fontvieille, Provence

Tourist attractions near Fontvieille, France

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

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)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Alpilles (8km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (4km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (9km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (26km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (15km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (20km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (31km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (34km)
  • Jarditrain (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etang de Scamandre (30km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (41km)

Geography and distances

Fontvieille is in the south-east of France at 72 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Fontvieille is 598 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontvieille

Canton: Arles-Est

Arrondissement: Arles

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13990

Distance to Fontvieille

from Marseille (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 598 km

from Calais: 831 km

from Nice: 206 km

from Bordeaux: 438 km

from Strasbourg: 589 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Fontvieille from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Paradou.

This page in French: Visiter Fontvieille

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