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Photo of Mars in Gard

Photo is of Le Vigan at 4 km from Mars

Visit Mars: highlights and tourist information

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Mars is situated in the Gard department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Vigan at 4 km and La Couvertoirade at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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 Occitanie.

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

Le Vigan

Le Vigan

at 4 km (direction east)

Le Vigan is one of the most interesting towns...

See Le Vigan guide
La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aveyron department

La Couvertoirade, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', is...

See La Couvertoirade guide


at 22 km (direction north-west), in the Lozere department

The small rivers that meet in the centre of the town...

See Meyrueis guide


at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Herault department

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres...

See Saint-Martin-de-Londres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction south), in the Herault department

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de...

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide
La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aveyron department

The tiny village of La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite, in the Gorges de la Dourbie,...

See La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite guide


at 32 km (direction east)

There are numerous places of interest to discover as...

See Sauve guide
Gorges de la Jonte

Gorges de la Jonte

Scenery at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Lozere department

Less dramatic and less well known than the Gorges du Tarn...

See Gorges de la Jonte guide


at 35 km (direction east)

The historic heart of Anduze, with its small squares...

See Anduze guide
Prafrance bamboo garden

Prafrance bamboo garden

Garden at 35 km (direction east)

We enjoyed walking through the alleys of bamboo at...

See Prafrance bamboo garden guide


at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Herault department

It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the...

See Lodeve guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Herault department

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant...

See Les Matelles guide


at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Lozere department

Both the surrounding scenery and the town centre of Florac...

See Florac guide
Lunas and area

Lunas and area

at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Herault department

Lunas is one of the villages in the attractive...

See Lunas and area guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mars


Markets in and near Mars

  • Le Vigan: market Saturday (4km)
  • Valleraugue: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Saint-Jean-du-Gard: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Aniane: market Thursday (35km)
  • Anduze: market Thursday (35km)
  • Quissac: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Gignac: market Saturday (39km)
  • Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: market Thursday & Saturday (40km)
  • Millau: market Wednesday & Friday (40km)

More information about Mars, Languedoc-Roussillon

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.


  • Mare Nostrum (53km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des Sambucs (10km)
  • Bambouseraie de Prafrance (35km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (52km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (52km)
  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Aigoual (13km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (14km)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau (15km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (18km)
  • Chaos de Nimes-le-Vieux (23km)
  • Aven Armand (grotte) (29km)
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (30km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (33km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (45km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (45km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (24km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Mars is in the south of France at 67 kilometres from Nimes, the department capital (general information: Mars is 548 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Mars

Canton: Vigan

Arrondissement: Vigan

Department: Gard

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 30120

Distance to Mars

from Nimes (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 548 km

from Calais: 783 km

from Nice: 300 km

from Bordeaux: 341 km

from Strasbourg: 603 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arphy, Arre, Aulas, Aumessas, Aveze, Bez-et-Esparon, Breau-et-Salagosse, Le Vigan, Mandagout, Molieres-Cavaillac, Pommiers and Vigan.

This page in French: Visiter Mars

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