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Mons tourism and travel guide

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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

Mons is situated in the Var department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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.

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!

Tourrettes

Tourrettes

at 8 km (direction south)

The small village of Tourrettes is one of several perched villages in...

See Tourrettes guide
Fayence

Fayence

at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

Fayence itself is a pleasant, unspoiled small town and well placed to...

See Fayence guide
Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne

Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne

at 8 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

A visit to the small town of Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne might be combined with...

See Saint-Cezaire-sur-Siagne guide
Callian

Callian

at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

You might lose all sense of orientation in the winding streets of...

See Callian guide
 
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Seillans

Seillans

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction south-west)

The village of Seillans is a perched village in the Pays de...

See Seillans guide
Montauroux

Montauroux

at 9 km (direction south-east)

Most visitors will combine a trip to Montauroux with some time at...

See Montauroux guide
Bargeme

Bargeme

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

More than 1000 metres above sea-level, it is no surprise that the...

See Bargeme guide
Bagnols-en-Foret

Bagnols-en-Foret

at 17 km (direction south)

Bagnols-en-Foret is a pleasant town close to the popular Gorges of the...

See Bagnols-en-Foret guide
Tanneron

Tanneron

at 17 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Tanneron is a small village, often visited by those enjoying the leisure...

See Tanneron guide
Grasse

Grasse

at 17 km (direction east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Grasse, the perfume capital of France, also has a very extensive old...

See Grasse guide
Pegomas

Pegomas

at 20 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

The traditional Provencal town of Pegomas is ideally visited in early spring...

See Pegomas guide
Gourdon

Gourdon

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Gourdon is practically the archetypal Provencal village, unmissable by you and by...

See Gourdon guide
Opio

Opio

at 22 km (direction east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

Opio is a tiny village in the hills, with very far-reaching views...

See Opio guide
Le Bar-sur-Loup

Le Bar-sur-Loup

at 22 km (direction east), in the Alpes-Maritimes department

An attractive village with ruins of a castle and fortified walls, and...

See Le Bar-sur-Loup guide

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

Map of places to visit near Mons

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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

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

Aquarium

  • 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)
  • Barrage de Castillon (25km)
  • Lac 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)
 
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Geography and distances

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

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

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

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