Saint-Melany tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Melany in Ardeche

Photo is of Joyeuse at 11 km from Saint-Melany

Visit Saint-Melany: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Melany 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-Melany in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Joyeuse at 11 km and Naves at 14 km.

Saint-Melany, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Joyeuse guide


at 14 km (direction south)

Stroll through the pretty village of Naves and you will see progressively more ancient...

See Naves guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Jaujac guide
La Garde-Guerin

La Garde-Guerin

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west), in the Lozere department

The isolated village of La Garde-Guerin is one of the best preserved and unspoiled...

See La Garde-Guerin guide


at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Labeaume guide


at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

The exceptional views from Banne are the highlight, and the streets of the small...

See Banne guide


at 18 km (direction north-east)

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character' and has...

See Thueyts guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ailhon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Balazuc guide


at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Meyras guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Vogue guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Aubenas guide
Vallon Pont d\'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide


at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Melany


Markets in and near Saint-Melany

  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Naves: market Saturday (14km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Villefort: market Thursday (18km)
  • Thueyts: market Friday (18km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (20km)
  • Saint-Paul-le-Jeune: market Monday & Friday (21km)
  • Aubenas: market Saturday (24km)

More information about Saint-Melany, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Melany, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (25km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (25km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (18km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (22km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Tanargue (11km)
  • Bois de Païolive (17km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (26km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (30km)
  • Mont Lozère (32km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (35km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (36km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (40km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (50km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (50km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Melany is in the southern-centre of France at 44 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Saint-Melany is 500 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Melany

Canton: Valgorge

Arrondissement: Largentière

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Saint-Melany

from Privas (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 500 km

from Calais: 734 km

from Nice: 268 km

from Bordeaux: 373 km

from Strasbourg: 529 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont, Dompnac, Planzolles, Sablieres and Saint-Andre-Lachamp.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Melany