Saignon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saignon in Vaucluse

Photo is of Apt at 3 km from Saignon

Visit Saignon: highlights and tourist information

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Saignon is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saignon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Apt at 3 km and Cucuron at 10 km.

Saignon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction west-north-west)

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the baroque style...

See Apt guide


at 10 km (direction south)

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a picturesque old town...

See Cucuron guide


at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists than many...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in Bonnieux and...

See Bonnieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore the ancient...

See Roussillon guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes and fascinating...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-west)

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the Luberon region...

See Lourmarin guide
Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 12 km (direction south-west)

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of the village of...

See Chateau de Lourmarin guide


at 13 km (direction west)

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the Luberon, stands...

See Lacoste guide
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

Castle at 13 km (direction west)

The chateau de Lacoste is an 11th century castle in Provence, known for its...

See Chateau de Lacoste guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

Cadenet is a small town in the south of the Luberon Regional Natural Park...

See Cadenet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

The quaint medieval centre, the castle and the views from Ansouis make it one...

See Ansouis guide
Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Museum at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

Museum featuring an eclectic collection of objects discovered in the ocean and various works...

See Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer guide
Gorges d\'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 15 km (direction east-north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The Gorges d'Oppedette are picturesque gorges in provence, accessible by several hiking trails...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide

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Map of places to visit near Saignon


Markets in and near Saignon

  • Apt: market Saturday (3km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (12km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (12km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (14km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (15km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Pertuis: market Friday (20km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (23km)
  • Mallemort: market Friday (25km)

More information about Saignon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Saignon, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (37km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (19km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (28km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (10km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (11km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (19km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (28km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (28km)
  • Jarditrain (30km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (33km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (40km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (45km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (8km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (22km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (22km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (30km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (30km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (42km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (45km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Istres (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (32km)

Geography and distances

Saignon is in the south-east of France at 50 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Saignon is 603 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saignon

Canton: Apt

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84400

Distance to Saignon

from Avignon (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 603 km

from Calais: 833 km

from Nice: 149 km

from Bordeaux: 490 km

from Strasbourg: 555 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Saignon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apt, Auribeau, Buoux, Caseneuve, Castellet, Gargas and Sivergues.

This page in French: Visiter Saignon