Payzac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Naves at 5 km from Payzac

Visit Payzac: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Payzac in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Naves at 5 km and Joyeuse at 8 km.

Payzac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

Stroll through the pretty village of Naves and you will see progressively...

See Naves guide


at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to...

See Joyeuse guide


at 9 km (direction south)

The exceptional views from Banne are the highlight, and the streets of...

See Banne guide


at 13 km (direction east)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine to make Labeaume...

See Labeaume guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river...

See Balazuc guide
La Garde-Guerin

La Garde-Guerin

Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-north-west), in the Lozere department

The isolated village of La Garde-Guerin is one of the best preserved...

See La Garde-Guerin guide
Vallon Pont d'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 20 km (direction east)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the lively...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gard department

Saint-Ambroix is an interesting town, in part because of the ruined castles...

See Saint-Ambroix guide


at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Gard department

Barjac is a historic market town in the lovely countryside of he...

See Barjac guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river gorge running...

See Jaujac guide


at 23 km (direction north-east)

The beauty of Ailhon is the chance to follow the footpaths through...

See Ailhon guide
Pont d'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

The small beach and beautiful setting make Pont d'Arc a very beautiful...

See Pont d'Arc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue is one of...

See Vogue guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character'...

See Thueyts guide

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Map of places to visit near Payzac


Markets in and near Payzac

  • Naves: market Saturday (5km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Saint-Paul-le-Jeune: market Monday & Friday (12km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (16km)
  • Villefort: market Thursday (17km)
  • Besseges: market Thursday (18km)
  • Vallon Pont d'Arc: market Thursday (20km)
  • Saint-Ambroix: market Tuesday (22km)

More information about Payzac, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Payzac, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (32km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois de Païolive (8km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (17km)
  • Tanargue (20km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (29km)
  • Mont Lozère (32km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (34km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (37km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (42km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (44km)
  • Mont Aigoual (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (46km)

Geography and distances

Payzac is in the southern-centre of France at 48 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Payzac is 509 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Payzac

Canton: Joyeuse

Arrondissement: Largentière

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Payzac

from Privas (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 509 km

from Calais: 743 km

from Nice: 263 km

from Bordeaux: 376 km

from Strasbourg: 536 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chambonas, Faugeres, Gravieres, Lablachere, Les Assions, Les Salelles, Malarce-sur-la-Thines, Naves, Planzolles, Ribes, Saint-Genest-de-Beauzon and Saint-Pierre-Saint-Jean.

This page in French: Visiter Payzac


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