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Mars is situated in the Ardeche department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France at 39 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Mars is 452 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Desaignes at 16 km and Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mars, 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 Mars in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

 
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Map of places to visit near Mars

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Markets in and near Mars

  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Saint-Agreve: market Monday (6km)
  • Fay-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Sunday (8km)
  • Saint-Front: market Friday (15km)
  • Le Cheylard: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Montfaucon-en-Velay: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Raucoules: market Saturday (19km)
  • Lapte: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Julien-Chapteuil: market Monday (20km)

More information about Mars, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Mars, France

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

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 (34km)
  • Pilat (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Georges (Saint-Paulien) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (46km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (46km)
  • Jardin de l’écomusée (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (21km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (28km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (35km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (44km)
  • Perdrix Crest (45km)
  • Oeillon Crest (47km)
  • Tanargue (49km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mars

Canton: Saint-Agrève

Arrondissement: Tournon-sur-Rhône

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Mars

from Privas (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 452 km

from Calais: 684 km

from Nice: 276 km

from Bordeaux: 386 km

from Strasbourg: 474 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Devesset, Intres, Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, Les Vastres, Mazet-Saint-Voy and Saint-Julien-Boutieres.

This page in French: Visiter Mars

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