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Portes-en-Valdaine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Portes-en-Valdaine in Drome

Photo is of Puygiron at 5 km from Portes-en-Valdaine

Visit Portes-en-Valdaine: highlights and tourist information

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Portes-en-Valdaine is situated in the Drome department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Puygiron at 5 km and Le Poet-Laval at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Portes-en-Valdaine, 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 Portes-en-Valdaine in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 5 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Puygiron guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Le Poet-Laval guide


at 12 km (direction south)

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

See Grignan guide


at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Montelimar guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ardeche department

The town of Viviers contains some interesting buildings and a nice...

See Viviers guide
La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhemar

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-west)

Lovely views, a medieval garden, a 12th century roman style...

See La Garde-Adhemar guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mirmande guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Crest guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ardeche department

Climbing the steep cobbled streets to the castle at the top...

See Saint-Montan guide


at 25 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

Larger than many of the Ardeche villages, Alba-la-Romaine also has a very...

See Alba-la-Romaine guide


at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nyons guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Aubres guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ardeche department

Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant when...

See Privas guide


at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Vaucluse department

You are spoiled for choice in Vaison-la-Romaine, with substantial Roman remains and...

See Vaison-la-Romaine guide

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

Map of places to visit near Portes-en-Valdaine


Markets in and near Portes-en-Valdaine

  • La Begude-de-Mazenc: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Grignan: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Dieulefit: market Friday (12km)
  • Montelimar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Valreas: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Le Teil: market Thursday (18km)
  • Donzere: market Saturday (19km)
  • Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Crest: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Pierrelatte: market Friday (24km)

More information about Portes-en-Valdaine, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Portes-en-Valdaine, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (60km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (7km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (19km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (23km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (19km)
  • Parc Jouvet (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (37km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (40km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (41km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (25km)

Geography and distances

Portes-en-Valdaine is in the south-east of France at 45 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Portes-en-Valdaine is 519 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Portes-en-Valdaine

Canton: Montélimar 2e Canton

Arrondissement: Valence

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26160

Distance to Portes-en-Valdaine

from Valence (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 519 km

from Calais: 749 km

from Nice: 209 km

from Bordeaux: 435 km

from Strasbourg: 500 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Portes-en-Valdaine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aleyrac, La Batie-Rolland, La Begude-de-Mazenc, La Touche, Montjoyer, Puygiron, Rochefort-en-Valdaine, Saint-Gervais-sur-Roubion, Salettes and Souspierre.

This page in French: Visiter Portes-en-Valdaine

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