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Vals-les-Bains tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vals-les-Bains: highlights and tourist information

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Vals-les-Bains is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Tourist classifications for Vals-les-Bains include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubenas at 5 km and Antraigues-sur-Volane at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vals-les-Bains, 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 Vals-les-Bains in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

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



at 5 km (direction south-south-east)

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the castle are the...

See Aubenas guide


at 7 km (direction south-south-east)

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


at 7 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ailhon guide


at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an ancient...

See Meyras guide


at 9 km (direction west-south-west)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river...

See Jaujac guide


at 11 km (direction west)

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character'...

See Thueyts guide


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

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

See Vogue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach...

See Balazuc guide


at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Privas guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Alba-la-Romaine guide


at 22 km (direction south-west)

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

See Joyeuse guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine...

See Labeaume guide
Vallon Pont d'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 28 km (direction south)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide
Pont d'Arc

Pont d'Arc

at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Pont d'Arc guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vals-les-Bains


Markets in and near Vals-les-Bains

Market days in Vals-les-Bains: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday;

  • Vals-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (0km)
  • Aubenas: market Saturday (5km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Thueyts: market Friday (11km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Privas: market Wednesday & Saturday & (20km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (24km)
  • Le Cheylard: market Wednesday (28km)

More information about Vals-les-Bains, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Vals-les-Bains, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (9km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (43km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (47km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (49km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (42km)
  • Jardin des herbes (43km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (46km)
  • Parc Jouvet (51km)
  • Jardin japonais (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (16km)
  • Tanargue (23km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (23km)
  • Bois de Païolive (33km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (36km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (39km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (44km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (43km)

Geography and distances

Vals-les-Bains is in the southern-centre of France at 20 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Vals-les-Bains is 491 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vals-les-Bains

Canton: Vals-les-Bains

Arrondissement: Privas

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Vals-les-Bains

from Privas (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 491 km

from Calais: 724 km

from Nice: 255 km

from Bordeaux: 391 km

from Strasbourg: 507 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vals-les-Bains from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aizac, Asperjoc, Aubenas, Fabras, Juvinas, Labegude, Lalevade-d'Ardeche, Lentilleres, Mercuer, Prades, Saint-Andeol-de-Vals, Saint-Didier-sous-Aubenas, Saint-Julien-du-Serre, Saint-Michel-de-Boulogne, Saint-Privat, Ucel and Vesseaux.

This page in French: Visiter Vals-les-Bains

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