Riez tourism and travel guide

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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

Riez is situated in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Valensole at 9 km and Lac de Sainte-Croix at 9 km.

Riez, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-east)

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon, France is a charming small resort on the west coast of...

See Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon guide


at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

Valensole is surrounded by lavender fields, and the lavender industry is also...

See Valensole guide
Lac de Sainte-Croix

Lac de Sainte-Croix

Scenery at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

The Lac de Sainte-Croix is a popular leisure lake with beaches near...

See Lac de Sainte-Croix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

The setting of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie below steep cliffs and the lively historic centre...

See Moustiers guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction south-east), in the Var department

Bauduen is a pretty village with a beach on the shores of...

See Bauduen guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east), in the Var department

Aiguines is a small traditional Provencal village between the Lac de Sainte-Croix...

See Aiguines guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The small spa town of Gréoux-les-Bains is well situated to explore the...

See Greoux-les-Bains guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east), in the Var department

This pleasant town is interesting to visit during your stay near the...

See Aups guide


at 24 km (direction north-west)

The village of Lurs is small but has a great deal of...

See Lurs guide


at 25 km (direction west)

Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of Manosque includes a...

See Manosque guide
Gorges du Verdon

Gorges du Verdon

Scenery at 27 km (direction east)

These gorges in northern Provence are one of the most impressive scenic...

See Gorges du Verdon guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Var department

Trigance is a charming small village and castle to the east of...

See Trigance guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

The citadel above the village is the principal monument in the small...

See Mane guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Var department

The most striking characteristic of Barjols is the large number of washhouses,...

See Barjols guide

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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

What to do at Riez? 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

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)
  • Lac de Castillon (36km)
  • Barrage de Castillon (36km)
  • Barrage de Chaudanne (36km)

Geography and distances

Riez is in the south-east of France at 33 kilometres from Digne-les-Bains, the department capital (general information: Riez is 629 kilometres from Paris).

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

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