Vallon Pont d'Arc tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the lively holiday atmosphere Vallon Pont d'Arc is a good base for exploring

Vallon Pont d'Arc is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vallon Pont d'Arc. For detailed visitor information see the Vallon Pont d'Arc travel guide.

Attractions in Vallon Pont d'Arc

The Gorges de l'Ardeche are one of the most scenic highlights in France, whether following the road along the rim or canoeing along the river: Gorges de l'Ardeche

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vallon Pont d'Arc in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Labeaume at 8 km and Gorges de l'Ardeche at 9 km.

Vallon Pont d'Arc, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Pont d'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 3 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pont d'Arc guide


at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Labeaume guide
Gorges de l'Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardeche

Scenery at 9 km (direction south-east)

The Gorges de l'Ardeche are one of the most scenic highlights in...

See Gorges de l'Ardeche guide


at 11 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gard department

Barjac is a historic market town in the lovely countryside of he...

See Barjac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Balazuc guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Joyeuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Vogue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south), in the Gard department

Montclus is a tiny but beautiful village in a lovely setting on...

See Montclus guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east-south-east), in the Gard department

The pretty village of Aigueuze, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Aigueze guide


at 19 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Montan guide


at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Banne guide


at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Naves guide


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

Cornillon, France is a hilltop village with an interesting historic centre in...

See Cornillon guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Ailhon guide

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Markets in and near Vallon Pont d'Arc

Market days in Vallon Pont d'Arc: weekly market: Thursday;

  • Vallon Pont d'Arc: market Thursday (0km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (6km)
  • Barjac: market Friday (11km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Ardeche: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Saint-Martin-d'Ardeche: market Sunday (18km)
  • Bourg-Saint-Andeol: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Saint-Paul-le-Jeune: market Monday & Friday (21km)

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Tourist attractions near Vallon Pont d'Arc, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Vals-les-Bains (29km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (30km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (37km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (40km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (29km)
  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (33km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (36km)
  • Bambouseraie de Prafrance (49km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (9km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (14km)
  • Bois de Païolive (16km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (23km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (26km)
  • Tanargue (34km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (25km)

Geography and distances

Vallon Pont d'Arc is in the southern-centre of France at 40 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Vallon Pont d'Arc is 519 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vallon Pont d'Arc

Canton: Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Arrondissement: Largentière

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Vallon Pont d'Arc

from Privas (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 519 km

from Calais: 752 km

from Nice: 243 km

from Bordeaux: 396 km

from Strasbourg: 531 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vallon Pont d'Arc from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lagorce, Ruoms, Salavas and Sampzon.

This page in French: Visiter Vallon Pont d'Arc