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Mars tourism and travel guide

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 Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 67 kilometres from Nimes, the department capital (general information: Mars is 548 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Vigan at 4 km and La Couvertoirade at 22 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 Occitanie.

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


... 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

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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