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Pignan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pignan in Herault

Photo is of Montpellier at 10 km from Pignan

Visit Pignan: highlights and tourist information

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Pignan is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montpellier at 10 km and Montpellier-Antigone District at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pignan, 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 Pignan in Occitanie.

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



at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

The most vibrant city on the Languedoc coast, Montpellier...

See Montpellier guide
Montpellier-Antigone District

Montpellier-Antigone District

at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

In the Antigone district of Montpellier you can see several exeptional examples...

See Montpellier-Antigone District guide


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

The Cathedral at Maguelone stands on a small volcanic island on the...

See Maguelone guide
Montpellier-Odysseum District

Montpellier-Odysseum District

at 13 km (direction east)

The Odysseum district of Montpellier is the vibrant modern new centre in...

See Montpellier-Odysseum District guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

At Palavas-les-Flots you will find a long beach and...

See Palavas-les-Flots guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

Balaruc-le-Vieux is a small village on the Etang-de-Thau and near...

See Balaruc-le-Vieux guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant...

See Les Matelles guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

No visit to Bouzigues, on the Etang de Thau, would be...

See Bouzigues guide


at 19 km (direction south-west)

Take a stroll around the town of Loupian, then visit the...

See Loupian guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

Sete is a very active harbour town on the Etang...

See Sete guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

The harbour is the centre of activity in the...

See Meze guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village including...

See Saint-Martin-de-Londres guide


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

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de...

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide
Etang de Thau

Etang de Thau

at 24 km (direction south-west)

The large lagoon of the Etang de Thau has...

See Etang de Thau guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pignan


Markets in and near Pignan

  • Gigean: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Lattes: market Wednesday & Sunday (12km)
  • Castelnau-le-Lez: market Thursday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: market Thursday & Saturday (13km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Sunday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Palavas-les-Flots: market Wednesday & Monday & Friday (14km)
  • Balaruc-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Aniane: market Thursday (18km)
  • Gignac: market Saturday (19km)
  • Mauguio: market Tuesday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday all day (20km)

More information about Pignan, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Pignan, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (13km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (13km)
  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (38km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Étangs palavasiens (11km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (22km)
  • Etang de Thau (23km)
  • Céressou (30km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (30km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (33km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (33km)
  • Etangs du Bagnas (36km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (36km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (43km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Lunaret (11km)

Geography and distances

Pignan is in the south of France at 10 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Pignan is 596 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pignan

Canton: Pignan

Arrondissement: Montpellier

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34570

Distance to Pignan

from Montpellier (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 596 km

from Calais: 832 km

from Nice: 282 km

from Bordeaux: 373 km

from Strasbourg: 635 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cournonsec, Cournonterral, Fabregues, Juvignac, Laverune, Murviel-les-Montpellier, Saint-Georges-d'Orques, Saint-Jean-de-Vedas and Saussan.

This page in French: Visiter Pignan

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