Riols tourism and travel guide

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Visit Riols: highlights and tourist information

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Riols is situated in the Herault department and Languedoc-Roussillon region (now part of the Occitanie region), in the south of France at 88 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Riols is 596 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Olargues at 11 km and Saint-Chinian at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Riols, 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 Riols in Occitanie.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Riols

Markets in and near Riols

  • Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres: market Wednesday & Sunday (3km)
  • Labastide-Rouairoux: market Thursday (13km)
  • Saint-Chinian: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Olonzac: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Lamalou-les-Bains: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (25km)
  • Capestang: market Sunday (28km)
  • Bedarieux: market Monday all day (32km)
  • Mazamet: market Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday (34km)
  • Lezignan-Corbieres: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Coursan: market every day except Monday (37km)

More information about Riols, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Riols, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Enserune (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haut-Languedoc (13km)
  • Narbonnaise en Méditerranée (52km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sylvanès (Sylvanes) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin du château de Margon (42km)
  • Jardin des carrières de Saint-Adrien (42km)
  • Jardin de l'Évêché (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de la Devèze (7km)
  • Mont Caroux (19km)
  • Gouffre de Cabrespine (31km)
  • Forêt de Fontfroide (44km)
  • Gouffre de l'Œil Doux (47km)
  • Cité de Carcassonne (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Fraisse-sur-Agout (11km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Riols

Canton: Saint-Pons-de-Thomières

Arrondissement: Béziers

Department: Herault

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 34220

Distance to Riols

from Montpellier (prefecture): 88 km

from Paris: 596 km

from Calais: 831 km

from Nice: 361 km

from Bordeaux: 307 km

from Strasbourg: 682 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Premian, Saint-Etienne-d'Albagnan and Saint-Pons-de-Thomieres.

This page in French: Visiter Riols