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Pailhares tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Desaignes at 10 km from Pailhares

Visit Pailhares: highlights and tourist information

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Pailhares is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Desaignes at 10 km and Tournon-sur-Rhone at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pailhares, 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 Pailhares in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights of...

See Desaignes guide


at 21 km (direction east)

In Tournon-sur-Rhone there are several interesting monuments to explore and...

See Tournon-sur-Rhone guide


at 22 km (direction east), in the Drome department

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its...

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Loire department

Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, now a 'most beautiful village in France' is unusual because it...

See Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Drome department

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction...

See Valence guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire department

We found Malleval to be one of the loveliest villages in...

See Malleval guide


at 38 km (direction south)

Privas is not a major destination but a visit...

See Privas guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Drome department

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to...

See Romans-sur-Isere guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire department

The Chateau de Virieu and the old market hall...

See Pelussin guide
Palais Ideal

Palais Ideal

at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Drome department

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the...

See Palais Ideal guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire department

Originally an industrial town, regeneration of the Place Jean Jaures,...

See Saint-Etienne guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-west)

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity centred around...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

The medieval vilage of Mirmande retains its original ramparts and...

See Mirmande guide


at 50 km (direction south-west)

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see...

See Meyras guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pailhares


Markets in and near Pailhares

  • Saint-Felicien: market Friday (5km)
  • Satillieu: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Lamastre: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Saint-Agreve: market Monday (15km)
  • Annonay: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Tournon-sur-Rhone: market Saturday (20km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Le Chambon-sur-Lignon: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Vernoux-en-Vivarais: market Thursday (21km)
  • Riotord: market Friday (22km)

More information about Pailhares, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Pailhares, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Pilat (35km)
  • Monts d'Ardeche (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin japonais (29km)
  • Parc Jouvet (30km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Perdrix Crest (34km)
  • Oeillon Crest (35km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (38km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (39km)

Geography and distances

Pailhares is in the southern-centre of France at 38 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Pailhares is 453 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pailhares

Canton: Saint-Félicien

Arrondissement: Tournon-sur-Rhône

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Pailhares

from Privas (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 453 km

from Calais: 683 km

from Nice: 264 km

from Bordeaux: 405 km

from Strasbourg: 459 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Empurany, Labatie-d'Andaure, Lafarre, Lalouvesc, Nozieres, Saint-Felicien and Vaudevant.

This page in French: Visiter Pailhares

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