Vigan tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Le Vigan is one of the most interesting towns to visit within the Cevennes National Park

Vigan is situated in the Gard department and Occitanie region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vigan. For detailed visitor information see the Vigan travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vigan in Occitanie.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Martin-de-Londres at 25 km and La Couvertoirade at 25 km.

Vigan, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Vigan

Le Vigan

Le Vigan is one of the most interesting towns to visit within the Cevennes...

See Le Vigan guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east), in the Herault department

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village including a 12th century...

See Saint-Martin-de-Londres guide
La Couvertoirade

La Couvertoirade

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Aveyron department

La Couvertoirade, listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', is one of the...

See La Couvertoirade guide


at 25 km (direction north-west), in the Lozere department

The small rivers that meet in the centre of the town and the lively...

See Meyrueis guide


at 28 km (direction east)

There are numerous places of interest to discover as you explore the narrow ancient...

See Sauve guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Herault department

Even as you approach Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert along the Gorges de l'Herault you can see it...

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide


at 31 km (direction east)

The historic heart of Anduze, with its small squares and medieval houses, is very...

See Anduze guide
Prafrance bamboo garden

Prafrance bamboo garden

Garden at 31 km (direction east)

We enjoyed walking through the alleys of bamboo at the bamboo garden at Prafrance...

See Prafrance bamboo garden guide
Les Matelles

Les Matelles

at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Herault department

The small medieval village of Les Matelles makes a pleasant break from the coast...

See Les Matelles guide
La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite

at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Aveyron department

The tiny village of La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite, in the Gorges de la Dourbie, is well...

See La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite guide
Gorges de la Jonte

Gorges de la Jonte

Scenery at 37 km (direction west-north-west), in the Lozere department

Less dramatic and less well known than the Gorges du Tarn north of here,...

See Gorges de la Jonte guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Herault department

It is undoubtedly the Saint-Fulcran cathedral that will form the centre of your visit...

See Lodeve guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Lozere department

Both the surrounding scenery and the town centre of Florac make it a very...

See Florac guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Lozere department

The small but very pretty village of Montbrun is at the eastern end of...

See Montbrun guide

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Map of places to visit near Vigan


Markets in and near Vigan

  • Le Vigan: market Saturday (0km)
  • Valleraugue: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Saint-Jean-du-Gard: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Anduze: market Thursday (31km)
  • Quissac: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Aniane: market Thursday (34km)
  • Saint-Gely-du-Fesc: market Thursday & Saturday (37km)
  • Gignac: market Saturday (38km)
  • Ales: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Monday & Friday (41km)

More information about Vigan, Languedoc-Roussillon

Tourist attractions near Vigan, France

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


  • Mare Nostrum (50km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des Sambucs (7km)
  • Bambouseraie de Prafrance (32km)
  • Parc et jardins du château de Flaugergues (49km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Mont Aigoual (14km)
  • Grotte des Demoiselles (15km)
  • Cirque de Vissec (16km)
  • Abîme de Bramabiau (18km)
  • Chaos de Nimes-le-Vieux (25km)
  • Aven Armand (grotte) (32km)
  • Grotte de la Clamouse (33km)
  • Chaos de Montpellier-le-Vieux (34km)
  • Cirque du Moureze (46km)
  • Cirque de Mourèze (46km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (55km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Le Caylar (27km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Ales (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park


Geography and distances

Vigan is in the south of France at 63 kilometres from Nimes, the department capital (general information: Vigan is 549 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vigan

Canton: Vigan

Arrondissement: Vigan

Department: Gard

Region: Languedoc-Roussillon

New region: Occitanie

Postcode: 30120

Distance to Vigan

from Nimes (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 549 km

from Calais: 785 km

from Nice: 295 km

from Bordeaux: 345 km

from Strasbourg: 601 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vigan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arphy, Aulas, Aveze, Breau-et-Salagosse, Le Vigan, Mandagout, Mars, Molieres-Cavaillac, Pommiers, Roquedur, Saint-Andre-de-Majencoules and Saint-Bresson.

This page in French: Visiter Vigan