Murs tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Abbey of Senanque at 5 km from Murs

Visit Murs: highlights and tourist information

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Murs is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Murs in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Abbey of Senanque at 5 km and Gordes at 6 km.

Murs, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence surrounded by lavender...

See Abbey of Senanque guide


Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction south-west)

The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most visited...

See Gordes guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 7 km (direction south-east)

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction south-east)

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore...

See Roussillon guide
Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 7 km (direction south-west)

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group...

See Village des Bories guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

The ancient baptistry and the scenery of the Nesque river valley are...

See Venasque guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

The highlight of your visit to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is the wooded valley and...

See Fontaine-de-Vaucluse guide
Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

The castle, the fortifications, the cliffs and the troglodyte dwellings come together...

See Le Beaucet guide


at 11 km (direction east)

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


at 13 km (direction south-west)

Oppede might be less visited than the more famous of the Luberon...

See Oppede-le-Vieux guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the...

See Lacoste guide
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

Castle at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

The chateau de Lacoste is an 11th century castle in Provence, known...

See Chateau de Lacoste guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are...

See Menerbes guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the...

See Apt guide

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Map of places to visit near Murs


Markets in and near Murs

  • Gordes: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (7km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (14km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (15km)
  • Pernes-les-Fontaines: market Saturday (16km)
  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (20km)
  • Le Thor: market Saturday (20km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (21km)

More information about Murs, Provence

Tourist attractions near Murs, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (25km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (36km)
  • Glanum (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (6km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (27km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (35km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (12km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (15km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (25km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (30km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (32km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (35km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (39km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (42km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (42km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Nesque (13km)
  • Colorado Provencal (20km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (22km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (29km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (48km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (36km)

Geography and distances

Murs is in the south-east of France at 34 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Murs is 589 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Murs

Canton: Gordes

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84220

Distance to Murs

from Avignon (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 589 km

from Calais: 819 km

from Nice: 165 km

from Bordeaux: 473 km

from Strasbourg: 550 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Murs from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gordes, Joucas, Lioux and Roussillon.

This page in French: Visiter Murs