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

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.

Privas is situated in the Ardeche department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), in the southern-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Ardeche department (general information: Privas is 489 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Privas

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)

More information about Privas, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Privas, France

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)

Geography and distances

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