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Riols tourism and travel guide

Photo of Riols in Herault

Photo is of Olargues at 11 km from Riols

Visit Riols: highlights and tourist information

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Riols is situated in the Herault department and Occitanie region.

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

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!



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

With a lovely medieval centre and the scenic background of the Jaur...

See Olargues guide


at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

The busy village of Saint-Chinian in the Minerves is best known...

See Saint-Chinian guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

The ancient streets of the attractive village of Minerve are...

See Minerve guide


at 19 km (direction south)

The fortified village centre of Aigne make it one of our...

See Aigne guide


at 19 km (direction east)

The seting on the River Orb and the Mediterranean garden add...

See Roquebrun guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aude department

Bize-Minervois is a small village but its pretty houses and popular...

See Bize-Minervois guide
Brassac (Tarn)

Brassac (Tarn)

at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Tarn department

The highlight in the centre of Brassac in the Tarn department...

See Brassac (Tarn) guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aude department

If you are exploreing the Minervois wine region you...

See Caunes-Minervois guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aveyron department

The Cevennes village of Belmont-sur-Rance is small but very enjoyable to...

See Belmont-sur-Rance guide


at 37 km (direction north-east)

More famous for the beauty products produced here, the...

See Avene guide
Chateaux de Lastours

Chateaux de Lastours

Castle at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aude department

The four ruined castles in Lastours, in cathar country,...

See Chateaux de Lastours guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east)

Beziers is a lively, thriving town with a good...

See Beziers guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aude department

Among other highlights, the parts of Narbonne along the canal and around...

See Narbonne guide
Fontfroide Abbey

Fontfroide Abbey

Abbey at 43 km (direction south-south-east), in the Aude department

The Abbey at Fontfroide dates from the 12th century, and is one...

See Fontfroide Abbey guide

... 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

What to do at Riols? 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

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

Riols is in the south of France at 88 kilometres from Montpellier, the department capital (general information: Riols is 596 kilometres from Paris).

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

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