Genestelle tourism and travel guide

Photo of Genestelle in Ardeche

Photo is of Antraigues-sur-Volane at 2 km from Genestelle

Visit Genestelle: highlights and tourist information

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Genestelle is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Genestelle in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Antraigues-sur-Volane at 2 km and Meyras at 10 km.

Genestelle, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 2 km (direction west)

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity centred around its central...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an ancient covered passageway...

See Meyras guide


at 11 km (direction south)

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the castle are the highlight of...

See Aubenas guide


at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river gorge running through the...

See Jaujac guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

The beauty of Ailhon is the chance to follow the footpaths through the forests...

See Ailhon guide


at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character' and has...

See Thueyts guide


at 17 km (direction east)

Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant when you are...

See Privas guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue is one of our favourite...

See Vogue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river...

See Balazuc guide


at 25 km (direction south-east)

Larger than many of the Ardeche villages, Alba-la-Romaine also has a very picturesque historic...

See Alba-la-Romaine guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to the river...

See Joyeuse guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine to make Labeaume very rewarding...

See Labeaume guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of your visit to...

See Desaignes guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

The town of Montelimar is famous worldwide for its nougat - be sure to...

See Montelimar guide

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Map of places to visit near Genestelle


Markets in and near Genestelle

  • Vals-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Aubenas: market Saturday (11km)
  • Thueyts: market Friday (14km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Privas: market Wednesday & Saturday & (17km)
  • Le Cheylard: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Vernoux-en-Vivarais: market Thursday (28km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (29km)

More information about Genestelle, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Genestelle, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (8km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (44km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (46km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (46km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (46km)
  • Jardin des herbes (46km)
  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (48km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (52km)
  • Jardin japonais (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (12km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (19km)
  • Tanargue (27km)
  • Bois de Païolive (40km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (42km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (45km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (47km)

Geography and distances

Genestelle is in the southern-centre of France at 17 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Genestelle is 485 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genestelle

Canton: Antraigues-sur-Volane

Arrondissement: Privas

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Genestelle

from Privas (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 485 km

from Calais: 718 km

from Nice: 256 km

from Bordeaux: 392 km

from Strasbourg: 500 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Genestelle from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aizac, Antraigues-sur-Volane, Asperjoc, Gourdon, Laviolle, Saint-Andeol-de-Vals, Saint-Etienne-de-Boulogne, Saint-Joseph-Des-Bancs, Saint-Julien-du-Gua and Saint-Michel-de-Boulogne.

This page in French: Visiter Genestelle