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Privas tourism and travel guide

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Visit Privas: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant when you are exploring the Ardeche countryside

Privas is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Privas. For detailed visitor information see the Privas travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mirmande at 19 km and Alba-la-Romaine at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Privas, 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 Privas in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Antraigues-sur-Volane

Antraigues-sur-Volane

at 19 km (direction west)

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide
Mirmande

Mirmande

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east), in the Drome department

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

See Mirmande guide
Alba-la-Romaine

Alba-la-Romaine

at 20 km (direction south)

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

See Alba-la-Romaine guide
Aubenas

Aubenas

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the castle are...

See Aubenas guide
 
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Montelimar

Montelimar

at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Montelimar guide
Vogue

Vogue

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-west)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue...

See Vogue guide
Ailhon

Ailhon

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

The beauty of Ailhon is the chance to follow the footpaths...

See Ailhon guide
Meyras

Meyras

at 27 km (direction west)

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an...

See Meyras guide
Viviers

Viviers

at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Viviers guide
Jaujac

Jaujac

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river...

See Jaujac guide
Puygiron

Puygiron

at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Drome department

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

See Puygiron guide
Desaignes

Desaignes

at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

The ramparts, medieval gateways and village centre are the highlights...

See Desaignes guide
Thueyts

Thueyts

at 30 km (direction west)

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche...

See Thueyts guide
Balazuc

Balazuc

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

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach...

See Balazuc guide

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

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Markets in and near Privas

Market days in Privas: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday &;

  • Privas: market Wednesday & Saturday & (0km)
  • La Voulte-sur-Rhone: market Friday (16km)
  • Loriol-sur-Drome: market Friday (17km)
  • Vernoux-en-Vivarais: market Thursday (18km)
  • Livron-sur-Drome: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Vals-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Aubenas: market Saturday (21km)
  • Le Teil: market Thursday (22km)
  • Montelimar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • Le Cheylard: market Wednesday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Privas, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (32km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (45km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (32km)
  • Jardin des herbes (40km)
  • Jardin japonais (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (28km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (32km)
  • Tanargue (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (44km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (45km)
  • Bois de Païolive (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Privas is in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Ardeche department (general information: Privas is 489 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Privas

Canton: Privas

Arrondissement: Privas

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Privas

from Privas (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 489 km

from Calais: 721 km

from Nice: 242 km

from Bordeaux: 408 km

from Strasbourg: 491 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alissas, Chomerac, Coux, Creysseilles, Flaviac, Freyssenet, Lyas, Pranles, Saint-Priest and Veyras.

This page in French: Visiter Privas

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