Saint-Germain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Germain in Ardeche

Photo is of Vogue at 3 km from Saint-Germain

Visit Saint-Germain: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Germain in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vogue at 3 km and Balazuc at 8 km.

Saint-Germain, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 3 km (direction west)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue is one of our favourite...

See Vogue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river...

See Balazuc guide


at 9 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the castle are the highlight of...

See Aubenas guide


at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

The beauty of Ailhon is the chance to follow the footpaths through the forests...

See Ailhon guide


at 12 km (direction east)

Larger than many of the Ardeche villages, Alba-la-Romaine also has a very picturesque historic...

See Alba-la-Romaine guide


at 16 km (direction south-west)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine to make Labeaume very rewarding...

See Labeaume guide
Vallon Pont d\'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the lively holiday atmosphere...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river gorge running through the...

See Jaujac guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to the river...

See Joyeuse guide


at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

Climbing the steep cobbled streets to the castle at the top of the village...

See Saint-Montan guide
Pont d\'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

The small beach and beautiful setting make Pont d'Arc a very beautiful and popular...

See Pont d'Arc guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity centred around its central...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an ancient covered passageway...

See Meyras guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Viviers contains some interesting buildings and a nice view across the...

See Viviers guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain


Markets in and near Saint-Germain

  • Aubenas: market Saturday (9km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Vals-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (15km)
  • Vallon Pont d'Arc: market Thursday (17km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Le Teil: market Thursday (18km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Thueyts: market Friday (23km)

More information about Saint-Germain, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (14km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (22km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (30km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (30km)
  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (41km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (45km)
  • Parc Jouvet (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (23km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (26km)
  • Bois de Païolive (27km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (29km)
  • Tanargue (30km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (37km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (37km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (41km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (62km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (30km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain is in the southern-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain is 504 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain

Canton: Villeneuve-de-Berg

Arrondissement: Privas

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Germain

from Privas (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 504 km

from Calais: 737 km

from Nice: 244 km

from Bordeaux: 398 km

from Strasbourg: 514 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Germain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balazuc, Lanas, Lavilledieu, Mirabel, Rochecolombe, Saint-Andeol-de-Berg, Saint-Didier-sous-Aubenas, Saint-Etienne-de-Fontbellon, Saint-Maurice-d'Ardeche, Saint-Maurice-d'Ibie, Saint-Sernin, Villeneuve-de-Berg and Vogue.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain