Riez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Riez in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Visit Riez: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Your trip to the village of Riez should include the baptistery, 5th century and one of the oldest in France, and the Roman ruins

Important note

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

Riez is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 33 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Riez is 629 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Valensole at 9 km and Lac de Sainte-Croix at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Map of places to visit near Riez

Markets in and near Riez

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

  • Riez: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Valensole: market Saturday (9km)
  • Moustiers: market Friday (11km)
  • Oraison: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Greoux-les-Bains: market Thursday (19km)
  • Aups: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (24km)
  • Les Mees: market Friday (25km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (30km)
  • Chateau-Arnoux-Saint-Auban: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Riez, Provence

Tourist attractions near Riez, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Riez.

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Thoronet Abbey (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Verdon (11km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (25km)
  • Abbaye du Thoronet (Le Thoronet) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Clos de Villeneuve (9km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (29km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (29km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Sainte-Croix (9km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (14km)
  • Lac de Quinson (14km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (15km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (30km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (30km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (36km)
  • Lac de Castillon (36km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (36km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Riez

Canton: Riez

Arrondissement: Digne-les-Bains

Department: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

Region: Provence

Postcode: 0

Distance to Riez

from Digne-les-Bains (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 629 km

from Calais: 854 km

from Nice: 95 km

from Bordeaux: 542 km

from Strasbourg: 545 km

Getting here

Riez is in the south-east of France. Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - by car from Calais the drive takes about 11 hours. For driving distances to Riez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Montagnac-Montpezat, Puimoisson and Roumoules.

This page in French: Visiter Riez