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Visit Tarascon: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Tarascon is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence region, in the south-east of France at 80 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Tarascon is 589 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Tarascon

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Beaucaire at 2 km and Fontvieille at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tarascon, 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 Tarascon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Bouches-du-Rhone

Map of places to visit near Tarascon


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

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

Tarascon is in the south-east of France. 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

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