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Ponteves tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ponteves in Var

Photo is of Barjols at 2 km from Ponteves

Visit Ponteves: highlights and tourist information

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Ponteves is situated in the Var department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barjols at 2 km and Salernes at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 2 km (direction west-north-west)

The most striking characteristic of Barjols is the large number of washhouses,...

See Barjols guide


at 16 km (direction east)

Nicely situated in the Bresque river valley, both the medieval quarter and...

See Salernes guide


at 18 km (direction east)

Entrecasteaux is a traditional Provencal town between the Gorges du Verdon and...

See Entrecasteaux guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The principal monument here in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume is the Basilica of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine...

See Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

This pleasant town is interesting to visit during your stay near the...

See Aups guide


at 20 km (direction east)

Villecroze is a charming small village with a quaint historic centre and...

See Villecroze guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east)

Tourtour is a very attractive and traditional Provencal village with a great...

See Tourtour guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-east)

Bauduen is a pretty village with a beach on the shores of...

See Bauduen guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France is a charming small resort on the west coast of...

See Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon guide


at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The small spa town of Gréoux-les-Bains is well situated to explore the...

See Greoux-les-Bains guide
Lac de Sainte-Croix

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Scenery at 26 km (direction north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The Lac de Sainte-Croix is a popular leisure lake with beaches near...

See Lac de Sainte-Croix guide


at 27 km (direction east)

The town of Lorgues is quite a quiet town, and very typical...

See Lorgues guide


at 30 km (direction east)

A stroll to admire the fountains in the quiet historic centre of...

See Flayosc guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Your trip to the village of Riez should include the baptistery, 5th...

See Riez guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ponteves


Markets in and near Ponteves

  • Cotignac: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Carces: market Saturday (15km)
  • Brignoles: market Saturday (17km)
  • Aups: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Gareoult: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Greoux-les-Bains: market Thursday (26km)
  • Lorgues: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Le Luc: market Friday (29km)
  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

Hotels near Ponteves

More information about Ponteves, Provence

Tourist attractions near Ponteves, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (21km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d’Elie Alexis (24km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (32km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (45km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (48km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (48km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (55km)
  • Domaine du Rayol (57km)
  • Jardin Germaine l’Hardy-Denonain (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Quinson (16km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (21km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (24km)
  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (26km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (29km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (29km)
  • Massif de la Sainte-Baume (34km)
  • Massif des Maures (42km)
  • Mont Faron (45km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (53km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (54km)
  • Lac de Castillon (54km)
  • Cap Canaille (55km)
  • Parc du Mugel (55km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (56km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (56km)
  • Colorado Provencal (60km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • OK Corral (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo du Mont Faron (45km)

Geography and distances

Ponteves is in the south-east of France at 49 kilometres from Toulon, the department capital (general information: Ponteves is 654 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ponteves

Canton: Barjols

Arrondissement: Brignoles

Department: Var

Region: Provence

Postcode: 83670

Distance to Ponteves

from Toulon (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 654 km

from Calais: 880 km

from Nice: 101 km

from Bordeaux: 546 km

from Strasbourg: 575 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airports at Nice or Toulon. To drive from the channel ports allow about 11 hours driving time. For driving distances to Ponteves from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barjols, Fox-Amphoux, Tavernes and Varages.

This page in French: Visiter Ponteves

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