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Paradou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Paradou in Bouches-du-Rhone

Photo is of Baux-de-Provence at 3 km from Paradou

Visit Paradou: highlights and tourist information

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Paradou is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Baux-de-Provence at 3 km and Château des Baux-de-Provence at 3 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



Most Beautiful Village at 3 km (direction north-north-east)

The village of Baux-de-Provence is small but exceptionally picturesque, and has...

See Baux-de-Provence guide
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Castle at 3 km (direction north-east)

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle above the village...

See Château des Baux-de-Provence guide
Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

at 3 km (direction north-north-east)

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle based...

See Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence guide


at 6 km (direction west)

This town near Arles has a small historic centre to...

See Fontvieille guide


at 9 km (direction north-east)

The historic monuments here are a testament to St-Remy-de-Provence's claim...

See Saint-Remy-de-Provence guide


at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

The roman amphitheatre and the traditional pastel-painted houses in the historic centre...

See Arles guide
Roman Arles

Roman Arles

Heritage Site at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Arles contains numerous Roman monuments including the famous...

See Roman Arles guide


at 14 km (direction north-west)

Tarascon is a pleasant town with a substantial castle on the...

See Tarascon guide
Chateau de Tarascon

Chateau de Tarascon

Castle at 14 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Tarascon is an imposing 15th century castle on the...

See Chateau de Tarascon guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west), in the Gard department

Beaucaire is well situtaed for exploring the popular towns of Arles, Nimes...

See Beaucaire guide
Luberon Natural Park

Luberon Natural Park

Natural Parc at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Luberon Regional Natural Parc includes several of the most...

See Luberon Natural Park guide


Heritage Site at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pope's Palace, the Pont d'Avignon and an attractive town centre...

See Avignon guide
Papal Palace, Avignon

Papal Palace, Avignon

Castle at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Papal Palace in Avignon is the most imposing...

See Papal Palace, Avignon guide
Avignon Bridge

Avignon Bridge

Bridge at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pont Saint-Benezet is the remaining part of the bridge on...

See Avignon Bridge guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bouches-du-Rhone

Map of places to visit near Paradou


Markets in and near Paradou

  • Fontvieille: market Monday & Friday (6km)
  • Arles: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Eygalieres: market Friday (14km)
  • Beaucaire: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Chateaurenard: market Sunday (19km)
  • Eyguieres: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Aramon: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Bellegarde: market Friday (22km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (25km)
  • Avignon: market every day except Monday (25km)

More information about Paradou, Provence

Tourist attractions near Paradou, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Glanum (9km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (10km)
  • Fort Saint-Andre (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Alpilles (2km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (10km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (13km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (25km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (14km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (15km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (33km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (36km)
  • Jarditrain (41km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de Régalon (34km)
  • Etang de Scamandre (36km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (36km)

Geography and distances

Paradou is in the south-east of France at 67 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Paradou is 601 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Paradou

Canton: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Arrondissement: Arles

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13520

Distance to Paradou

from Marseille (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 601 km

from Calais: 833 km

from Nice: 200 km

from Bordeaux: 444 km

from Strasbourg: 587 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Paradou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baux-de-Provence and Fontvieille.

This page in French: Visiter Paradou

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