Tarascon tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Tarascon is a pleasant town with a substantial castle on the Rhone river, well placed for exploring the region around Arles and Avignon

Tarascon is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Tarascon. For detailed visitor information see the Tarascon travel guide.

Attractions in Tarascon

The Chateau de Tarascon is an imposing 15th century castle on the banks of the Rhone: Chateau de Tarascon

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaucaire at 2 km and Fontvieille at 9 km.

Tarascon, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Tarascon

Chateau de Tarascon

Castle less than one km (direction west-north-west)

The Chateau de Tarascon is an imposing 15th century castle on the banks of...

See Chateau de Tarascon guide


at 2 km (direction west-north-west), in the Gard department

Beaucaire is well situtaed for exploring the popular towns of Arles, Nimes and Avignon...

See Beaucaire guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

This town near Arles has a small historic centre to explore when you are...

See Fontvieille guide
Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle based around famous artists...

See Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence guide


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

The village of Baux-de-Provence is small but exceptionally picturesque, and has beautiful views across...

See Baux-de-Provence guide
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Castle at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle above the village of Les...

See Château des Baux-de-Provence guide


at 14 km (direction east)

The historic monuments here are a testament to St-Remy-de-Provence's claim to be one of...

See Saint-Remy-de-Provence guide
Roman Arles

Roman Arles

Heritage Site at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

The town of Arles contains numerous Roman monuments including the famous amphitheatre...

See Roman Arles guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

The roman amphitheatre and the traditional pastel-painted houses in the historic centre make Arles...

See Arles guide
Pont du Gard

Pont du Gard

Heritage Site at 19 km (direction north-west), in the Gard department

The Pont-du-Gard is a 2000 year old Roman aquaduct, an extraordinary feat of engineering...

See Pont du Gard guide


Heritage Site at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pope's Palace, the Pont d'Avignon and an attractive town centre make Avignon very...

See Avignon guide
Papal Palace, Avignon

Papal Palace, Avignon

Castle at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Papal Palace in Avignon is the most imposing gothic palace in Europe...

See Papal Palace, Avignon guide
Avignon Bridge

Avignon Bridge

Bridge at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

The Pont Saint-Benezet is the remaining part of the bridge on the Rhone in...

See Avignon Bridge guide


at 21 km (direction north-east), in the Gard department

Losing out in visitor numbers to famous Avignon across the river, in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon you...

See Villeneuve-les-Avignon guide

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Markets in and near Tarascon

  • Beaucaire: market Thursday & Sunday (2km)
  • Fontvieille: market Monday & Friday (9km)
  • Aramon: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Bellegarde: market Friday (13km)
  • Arles: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • Manduel: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Remoulins: market Friday (17km)
  • Chateaurenard: market Sunday (18km)
  • Marguerittes: market Saturday (19km)
  • Avignon: market every day except Monday (20km)

More information about Tarascon, Provence

Tourist attractions near Tarascon, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Alpilles (15km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (11km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (14km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (30km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (10km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (24km)
  • Jardins de la Fontaine (24km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (28km)
  • Jarditrain (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etang de Scamandre (32km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (44km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (44km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (53km)
  • Pointe de l'Espiguette (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (48km)

Geography and distances

Tarascon is in the south-east of France at 80 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Tarascon is 589 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tarascon

Canton: Tarascon

Arrondissement: Arles

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13150

Distance to Tarascon

from Marseille (prefecture): 80 km

from Paris: 589 km

from Calais: 822 km

from Nice: 210 km

from Bordeaux: 432 km

from Strasbourg: 582 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Tarascon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaucaire, Comps, Saint-Etienne-du-Gres and Vallabregues.

This page in French: Visiter Tarascon