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Vigan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vigan in Gard

Visit Vigan: highlights and tourist information

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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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Martin-de-Londres at 25 km and La Couvertoirade at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vigan, 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 Vigan in Occitanie.

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...

See Le Vigan guide
Saint-Martin-de-Londres

Saint-Martin-de-Londres

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

There are various historic buildings of interest in Saint-Martinde-Londres village...

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...

See La Couvertoirade guide
Meyrueis

Meyrueis

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

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

See Meyrueis guide
 
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Sauve

Sauve

at 28 km (direction east)

There are numerous places of interest to discover as...

See Sauve guide
Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert

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...

See Saint-Guilhem-le-Desert guide
Anduze

Anduze

at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Anduze guide
Prafrance bamboo garden

Prafrance bamboo garden

Garden at 31 km (direction east)

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

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...

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...

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...

See Gorges de la Jonte guide
Lodeve

Lodeve

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

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

See Lodeve guide
Florac

Florac

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

Both the surrounding scenery and the town centre of Florac...

See Florac guide
Montbrun

Montbrun

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

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

See Montbrun guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vigan

 
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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.

Aquarium

  • 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

 
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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

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