Viens tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Gorges d\'Oppedette at 5 km from Viens

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Viens is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Gorges d\'Oppedette at 5 km and Oppedette at 5 km.

Viens, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Gorges d\'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 5 km (direction north-north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The Gorges d'Oppedette are picturesque gorges in provence, accessible by several hiking trails...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide


at 5 km (direction north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

After a stroll around the historic village of Oppedette you can visit the Gorges...

See Oppedette guide


at 10 km (direction north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The medieval castle with its domed rotunda is just one of the sites of...

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide


at 13 km (direction west)

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the baroque style...

See Apt guide


at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists than many...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

Enter Cucuron through one of its medieval gateways to discover a picturesque old town...

See Cucuron guide


at 17 km (direction east-north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The citadel above the village is the principal monument in the small Provencal village...

See Mane guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Forcalquier is a pleasant Luberon town with several interesting historic monuments...

See Forcalquier guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

The quaint medieval centre, the castle and the views from Ansouis make it one...

See Ansouis guide


at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

Ensure that your trip to the bustling town of Manosque includes a stroll up...

See Manosque guide
Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer

Museum at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

Museum featuring an eclectic collection of objects discovered in the ocean and various works...

See Extraordinary Museum of Georges Mazoyer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west)

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore the ancient...

See Roussillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

Lourmarin is one of the most important scenic villages in the Luberon region...

See Lourmarin guide
Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Lourmarin is a castle on the edge of the village of...

See Chateau de Lourmarin guide

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Markets in and near Viens

  • Apt: market Saturday (14km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (14km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Forcalquier: market Monday (18km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Manosque: market Saturday (20km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (21km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (22km)
  • Pertuis: market Friday (23km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (23km)

More information about Viens, Provence

Tourist attractions near Viens, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (38km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (29km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (30km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (17km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (17km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (17km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (22km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (23km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (34km)
  • Jarditrain (38km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (7km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (25km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (25km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (25km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (33km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (33km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (37km)
  • Lac de Quinson (44km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (41km)

Geography and distances

Viens is in the south-east of France at 60 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Viens is 604 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Viens

Canton: Apt

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84750

Distance to Viens

from Avignon (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 604 km

from Calais: 832 km

from Nice: 139 km

from Bordeaux: 499 km

from Strasbourg: 548 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Viens from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cereste, Gignac, Montjustin, Oppedette, Saint-Martin-de-Castillon and Vacheres.

This page in French: Visiter Viens