Mons tourism and travel guide

Photo of Mons in Var

Visit Mons: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The elevated position of Mons, at 800 metres altitude, means the views across the Mediterranean stretch an extraordinary distance

Important note

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

Mons is situated in the Var department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 90 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Mons is 665 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Fayence at 8 km and Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Mons, 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 Mons in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Mons

Markets in and near Mons

  • Fayence: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Vallier-de-Thiey: market Sunday (11km)
  • Peymeinade: market Monday (14km)
  • Grasse: market Wednesday & Tuesday (17km)
  • Mouans-Sartoux: market Tuesday & Thursday (22km)
  • Castellane: market Saturday (23km)
  • Valbonne: market Tuesday & Thursday & Friday (24km)
  • Mandelieu-la-Napoule: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (24km)
  • Draguignan: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Le Muy: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)

More information about Mons, Provence

Tourist attractions near Mons, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Mons.


  • Marineland d'Antibes (34km)

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Frejus Cathedral cloisters (29km)
  • Thoronet Abbey (44km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Lerins (Cannes) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Léonce (Frejus) (29km)
  • Eglise de St Raphaël (Saint-Raphael) (30km)
  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Villa Fort de France (17km)
  • Parc du château de la Napoule (26km)
  • Le Vallon du Brec (29km)
  • Jardin botanique de la villa Thuret (35km)
  • Jardin botanique (44km)
  • Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grottes de Saint-Cezaire (9km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (22km)
  • Lac de Castillon (25km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (25km)
  • Baou de Saint-Jeannet (35km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (43km)
  • Cascade de Gairaut (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Fréjus (24km)
  • Parc Phœnix (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Mons

Canton: Fayence

Arrondissement: Draguignan

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83440

Distance to Mons

from Toulon (prefecture): 90 km

from Paris: 665 km

from Calais: 886 km

from Nice: 45 km

from Bordeaux: 594 km

from Strasbourg: 550 km

Getting here

Mons is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Mons from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Escragnolles.

This page in French: Visiter Mons