Pontaix tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Crest at 19 km from Pontaix

Visit Pontaix: highlights and tourist information

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Pontaix is situated in the Drome 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 Pontaix in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Crest at 19 km and Le Poet-Laval at 31 km.

Pontaix, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 19 km (direction west)

The castle keep and its views are the most unmissable highlight when...

See Crest guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-west)

The cobbled streets of ancient Le Poet-Laval are pedestrianized, which adds further...

See Le Poet-Laval guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Mirmande guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-east), in the Isere department

The centre of Pont-en-Royans, with medieval houses along the cliffs above the...

See Pont-en-Royans guide
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at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a...

See Valence guide
Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère

Church at 37 km (direction north-west)

The collegiale church in Romans-sur-Isere is a 12th-13th century church with medieval...

See Collegiale Saint-Barnard of Romans-sur-Isère guide


at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide


at 39 km (direction east), in the Isere department

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but certainly worth exploring...

See Mens guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

The small castle and pretty gardens add further to the charm of...

See Puygiron guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

The cobbled paths, vaulted passages and ancient arches entice you to further...

See Aubres guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-west)

The lively lower town and the narrow streets around the castle in...

See Nyons guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Montelimar is famous worldwide for its nougat - be...

See Montelimar guide


at 46 km (direction south-west)

As well as the castle that dominates the hillside village of Grignan...

See Grignan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Isere department

The village of St Antoine l'Abbaye, best known for its abbey complex,...

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide

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Map of places to visit near Pontaix


Markets in and near Pontaix

  • Saillans: market Sunday (8km)
  • Die: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Crest: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Luc-en-Diois: market Friday (21km)
  • Chabeuil: market Tuesday (26km)
  • La Chapelle-en-Vercors: market Saturday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Dieulefit: market Friday (30km)
  • Etoile-sur-Rhone: market Wednesday (30km)
  • La Motte-Chalancon: market Monday (31km)
  • Livron-sur-Drome: market Tuesday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Pontaix, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (36km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (41km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (57km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (36km)
  • Jardin japonais (40km)
  • Parc du château de Vizille (54km)
  • Jardin des herbes (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque d'Archiane (19km)
  • Mont Aiguille (25km)
  • Cascade du Moulin-Marquis (37km)
  • Gorges de la Bourne (37km)
  • Grottes de Choranche (38km)
  • Ruines de Séchilienne (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (28km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (62km)

Geography and distances

Pontaix is in the south-east of France at 36 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Pontaix is 507 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontaix

Canton: Die

Arrondissement: Die

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26150

Distance to Pontaix

from Valence (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 507 km

from Calais: 735 km

from Nice: 198 km

from Bordeaux: 461 km

from Strasbourg: 466 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barsac, Eygluy-Escoulin, Marignac-en-Diois, Ponet-et-Saint-Auban, Saillans, Saint-Andeol, Sainte-Croix, Vacheres-en-Quint, Vercheny and Veronne.

This page in French: Visiter Pontaix


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