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Gargas tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Apt at 4 km from Gargas

Visit Gargas: highlights and tourist information

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Gargas is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Apt at 4 km and Roussillon at 5 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the...

See Apt guide


Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction west)

As well as the orange houses of the village you...

See Roussillon guide


at 5 km (direction north-north-east)

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 5 km (direction west)

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the...

See Bonnieux guide


at 10 km (direction south-west)

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in...

See Lacoste guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west)

The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most...

See Gordes guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 14 km (direction west)

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence...

See Abbey of Senanque guide
Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 14 km (direction west)

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group...

See Village des Bories guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are...

See Menerbes guide
Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 15 km (direction south)

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of...

See Chateau de Lourmarin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction south)

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the...

See Lourmarin guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a...

See Cucuron guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

Oppede might be less visited than the more famous...

See Oppede-le-Vieux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Gargas


Markets in and near Gargas

  • Apt: market Saturday (4km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (6km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (15km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (19km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (19km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (21km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Mallemort: market Friday (24km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (25km)

More information about Gargas, Provence

Tourist attractions near Gargas, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (31km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (46km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (44km)
  • Fort Saint-Andre (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (21km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (22km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (44km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (45km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Louve (10km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (16km)
  • Jarditrain (23km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (26km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (33km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (33km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (36km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (37km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (11km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (16km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (20km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (37km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (37km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Istres (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (33km)

Geography and distances

Gargas is in the south-east of France at 44 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Gargas is 597 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gargas

Canton: Apt

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84400

Distance to Gargas

from Avignon (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 597 km

from Calais: 827 km

from Nice: 155 km

from Bordeaux: 483 km

from Strasbourg: 552 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Gargas from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apt, Lioux, Roussillon, Saignon, Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt and Villars.

This page in French: Visiter Gargas

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