Gars tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gars in Alpes-Maritimes

Photo is of Entrevaux at 9 km from Gars

Visit Gars: highlights and tourist information

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Gars is situated in the Alpes-Maritimes department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Gars in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Entrevaux at 9 km and Annot at 15 km.

Gars, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction ), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The narrow medieval streets and the citadel on the hill above the village are...

See Entrevaux guide


at 15 km (direction north-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The small village of Annot is most unusual, being built around great boulders in...

See Annot guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west), in the Var department

The elevated position of Mons, at 800 metres altitude, means the views across the...

See Mons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-east)

Gourdon is practically the archetypal Provencal village, unmissable by you and by the many...

See Gourdon guide


at 23 km (direction west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The small town of Castellane has a pleasant historic centre and is dominated by...

See Castellane guide
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 23 km (direction south-east)

An attractive village with ruins of a castle and fortified walls, and surrounded by...

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-south-west), in the Var department

More than 1000 metres above sea-level, it is no surprise that the views are...

See Bargeme guide


at 24 km (direction south)

A visit to the small town of Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne might be combined with a trip...

See Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

Grasse, the perfume capital of France, also has a very extensive old town with...

See Grasse guide


at 26 km (direction south-east)

Opio is a tiny village in the hills, with very far-reaching views...

See Opio guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

It is the medieval centre and the lovely views that will attract you to...

See Tourrettes-sur-Loup guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Var department

You might lose all sense of orientation in the winding streets of Callian- keep...

See Callian guide


at 28 km (direction south), in the Var department

Most visitors will combine a trip to Montauroux with some time at the leisure...

See Montauroux guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Var department

The small village of Tourrettes is one of several perched villages in the Pays...

See Tourrettes guide

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Map of places to visit near Gars


Markets in and near Gars

  • Puget-Theniers: market Sunday (13km)
  • Annot: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (19km)
  • Castellane: market Saturday (23km)
  • Grasse: market Wednesday & Tuesday (25km)
  • Peymeinade: market Monday (25km)
  • Saint-Andre-les-Alpes: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Fayence: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (28km)
  • Vence: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (30km)

More information about Gars, Provence

Tourist attractions near Gars, France

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


  • Marineland d'Antibes (38km)

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (63km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Le Vallon du Brec (21km)
  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (24km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (34km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (40km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (41km)
  • Jardin botanique (41km)
  • Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Barrage de Chaudanne (21km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (21km)
  • Lac de Castillon (21km)
  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (23km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (30km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (39km)
  • Lac d'Allos (42km)
  • Col de la Cayolle (44km)
  • Col de la Lombarde (47km)
  • Caires de Cougourde (53km)
  • Clue de Barles (60km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc Phœnix (40km)
  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (44km)
  • Parc zoologique du Cap Ferrat (46km)

Geography and distances

Gars is in the south-east of France at 42 kilometres from Nice, the department capital (general information: Gars is 651 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gars

Canton: Saint-Auban

Arrondissement: Grasse

Department: Alpes-Maritimes

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Gars

from Nice (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 651 km

from Calais: 871 km

from Nice: 41 km

from Bordeaux: 596 km

from Strasbourg: 530 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice airport. Coming from the UK by car the route takes about 12 hours (can be busy in summer). For driving distances to Gars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amirat, Brianconnet, Collongues, Le Mas, Les Mujouls and Val-de-Chalvagne.

This page in French: Visiter Gars