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Saou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saou in Drome

Photo is of Crest at 10 km from Saou

Visit Saou: highlights and tourist information

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Saou is situated in the Drome department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Crest at 10 km and Le Poet-Laval at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saou, 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 Saou in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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

Crest

Crest

at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

The castle keep and its views are the most unmissable highlight when...

See Crest guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

The cobbled streets of ancient Le Poet-Laval are pedestrianized, which adds further...

See Le Poet-Laval guide
Mirmande

Mirmande

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

The medieval vilage of Mirmande retains its original ramparts and it really...

See Mirmande guide
Puygiron

Puygiron

at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

The small castle and pretty gardens add further to the charm of...

See Puygiron guide
 
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Montelimar

Montelimar

at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Montelimar is famous worldwide for its nougat - be...

See Montelimar guide
Grignan

Grignan

at 28 km (direction south-west)

As well as the castle that dominates the hillside village of Grignan...

See Grignan guide
Aubres

Aubres

at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

The cobbled paths, vaulted passages and ancient arches entice you to further...

See Aubres guide
Nyons

Nyons

at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

The lively lower town and the narrow streets around the castle in...

See Nyons guide
Viviers

Viviers

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

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

See Viviers guide
Valence

Valence

at 35 km (direction north-north-west)

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a...

See Valence guide
La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhemar

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-west)

Lovely views, a medieval garden, a 12th century roman style church are...

See La Garde-Adhemar guide
Privas

Privas

at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ardeche department

Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant when...

See Privas guide
Alba-la-Romaine

Alba-la-Romaine

at 38 km (direction west), in the Ardeche department

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

See Alba-la-Romaine guide
Saint-Montan

Saint-Montan

at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ardeche department

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

See Saint-Montan guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saou

 
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Markets in and near Saou

  • Crest: market Tuesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Saillans: market Sunday (12km)
  • Dieulefit: market Friday (13km)
  • La Begude-de-Mazenc: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Livron-sur-Drome: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Loriol-sur-Drome: market Friday (23km)
  • Etoile-sur-Rhone: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Montelimar: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Die: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Grignan: market Tuesday (28km)

Hotels near Saou

More information about Saou, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Saou, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vercors (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (24km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc Jouvet (35km)
  • Jardin des herbes (37km)
  • Jardin japonais (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque d'Archiane (37km)
  • Mont Aiguille (45km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Montelier (33km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saou is in the south-east of France at 35 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Saou is 512 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saou

Canton: Crest-Sud

Arrondissement: Die

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26400

Distance to Saou

from Valence (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 512 km

from Calais: 741 km

from Nice: 205 km

from Bordeaux: 446 km

from Strasbourg: 484 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Francillon-sur-Roubion, La Repara-Auriples, Le Poet-Celard, Mornans, Pont-de-Barret and Soyans.

This page in French: Visiter Saou

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