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Pontaix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontaix in Drome

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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Crest at 19 km and Le Poet-Laval at 31 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pontaix, 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 Pontaix in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Crest

Crest

at 19 km (direction west)

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

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,...

See Le Poet-Laval guide
Mirmande

Mirmande

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Mirmande guide
Pont-en-Royans

Pont-en-Royans

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

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

See Pont-en-Royans guide
 
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Valence

Valence

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Valence guide
Romans-sur-Isere

Romans-sur-Isere

at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Romans-sur-Isere guide
Mens

Mens

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

The small town of Mens is quite isolated but...

See Mens guide
Puygiron

Puygiron

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Puygiron guide
Aubres

Aubres

at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Aubres guide
Nyons

Nyons

at 44 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Nyons guide
Montelimar

Montelimar

at 46 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montelimar guide
Grignan

Grignan

at 46 km (direction south-west)

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

See Grignan guide
Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye

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

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

See Saint-Antoine-l'Abbaye guide
Tain-l'Hermitage

Tain-l'Hermitage

at 49 km (direction north-west)

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

See Tain-l'Hermitage guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pontaix

 
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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)

More information about Pontaix, Rhone-Alpes

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)
 
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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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