Gars tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gars: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Entrevaux at 9 km and Annot at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-Maritimes

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

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

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

Gars is in the south-east of France. 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