Joyeuse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Joyeuse: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to the river beach to cool down!

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

Important note

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Balazuc at 11 km and Naves at 12 km.

Joyeuse, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Labeaume guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Balazuc guide


at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

Stroll through the pretty village of Naves and you will see progressively...

See Naves guide


at 14 km (direction south-west)

The exceptional views from Banne are the highlight, and the streets of...

See Banne guide
Vallon Pont d'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the lively...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide


at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Ailhon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vogue guide
Pont d'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

The small beach and beautiful setting make Pont d'Arc a very beautiful...

See Pont d'Arc guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Jaujac guide


at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Aubenas guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gard department

Barjac is a historic market town in the lovely countryside of he...

See Barjac guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Thueyts guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Meyras guide
Gorges de l'Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardeche

Scenery at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

The Gorges de l'Ardeche are one of the most scenic highlights in...

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

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Markets in and near Joyeuse

Market days in Joyeuse: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (1km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (9km)
  • Naves: market Saturday (12km)
  • Vallon Pont d'Arc: market Thursday (15km)
  • Saint-Paul-le-Jeune: market Monday & Friday (17km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Aubenas: market Saturday (19km)
  • Barjac: market Friday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Joyeuse, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (44km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois de Païolive (11km)
  • Tanargue (20km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (24km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (29km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (33km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (39km)
  • Mont Lozère (40km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (39km)

Geography and distances

Joyeuse is in the southern-centre of France at 40 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Joyeuse is 507 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Joyeuse

Canton: Joyeuse

Arrondissement: Largentière

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Joyeuse

from Privas (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 507 km

from Calais: 741 km

from Nice: 257 km

from Bordeaux: 383 km

from Strasbourg: 529 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Labeaume, Lablachere, Laurac-en-Vivarais, Montreal, Ribes, Rosieres, Saint-Genest-de-Beauzon and Vernon.

This page in French: Visiter Joyeuse