Vallon Pont d'Arc tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vallon Pont d'Arc: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

Vallon Pont d'Arc is situated in the Ardeche department and Rhone-Alpes region (now part of the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region), 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).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Labeaume at 8 km and Gorges de l'Ardeche at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vallon Pont d'Arc, 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 Vallon Pont d'Arc in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Vallon Pont d'Arc

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)

More information about Vallon Pont d'Arc, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Vallon Pont d'Arc, France

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

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