Ribes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ribes in Ardeche

Photo is of Joyeuse at 3 km from Ribes

Visit Ribes: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ribes in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Joyeuse at 3 km and Labeaume at 9 km.

Ribes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction east-south-east)

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to the river...

See Joyeuse guide


at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine to make Labeaume very rewarding...

See Labeaume guide


at 11 km (direction south-west)

Stroll through the pretty village of Naves and you will see progressively more ancient...

See Naves guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction east)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river...

See Balazuc guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

The exceptional views from Banne are the highlight, and the streets of the small...

See Banne guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Ailhon guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river gorge running through the...

See Jaujac guide
Vallon Pont d\'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the lively holiday atmosphere...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue is one of our favourite...

See Vogue guide


at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character' and has...

See Thueyts guide


at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Aubenas guide
Pont d\'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

The small beach and beautiful setting make Pont d'Arc a very beautiful and popular...

See Pont d'Arc guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Meyras guide


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

Barjac is a historic market town in the lovely countryside of he northern Gard...

See Barjac guide

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

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Markets in and near Ribes

  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (3km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (4km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Naves: market Saturday (11km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (13km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Saint-Paul-le-Jeune: market Monday & Friday (18km)
  • Vallon Pont d'Arc: market Thursday (18km)
  • Aubenas: market Saturday (20km)
  • Thueyts: market Friday (20km)

More information about Ribes, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Ribes, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (45km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (47km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (21km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (24km)
  • Jardin des herbes (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bois de Païolive (12km)
  • Tanargue (17km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (22km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (27km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (32km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (32km)
  • Mont Lozère (38km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (39km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (43km)

Geography and distances

Ribes is in the southern-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Ribes is 505 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ribes

Canton: Joyeuse

Arrondissement: Largentière

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Ribes

from Privas (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 505 km

from Calais: 739 km

from Nice: 260 km

from Bordeaux: 380 km

from Strasbourg: 529 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont, Faugeres, Joyeuse, Lablachere, Payzac, Planzolles, Rosieres, Saint-Andre-Lachamp, Saint-Genest-de-Beauzon, Sanilhac and Vernon.

This page in French: Visiter Ribes