Villars tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt at 3 km from Villars

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Villars 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 Villars in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt at 3 km and Apt at 5 km.

Villars, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction 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 5 km (direction south)

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

See Apt guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction west)

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

See Roussillon guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 9 km (direction west)

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes and fascinating...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


at 13 km (direction south-west)

Less visited than some of the Luberon villages, the upper town in Bonnieux and...

See Bonnieux guide


at 14 km (direction east-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 14 km (direction west-south-west)

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the Luberon, stands...

See Lacoste guide
Gorges d\'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 15 km (direction 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
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

Castle at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

The chateau de Lacoste is an 11th century castle in Provence, known for its...

See Chateau de Lacoste guide


at 15 km (direction 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


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction west)

The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most visited villages in...

See Gordes guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Cucuron guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 17 km (direction west)

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence surrounded by lavender fields and...

See Abbey of Senanque guide
Chateau de Lourmarin

Chateau de Lourmarin

Castle at 18 km (direction south-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 Villars

  • Apt: market Saturday (5km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (10km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Lourmarin: market Friday (18km)
  • Sault: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque: market Sunday (20km)
  • Cadenet: market Monday (21km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (23km)
  • La Tour-d'Aigues: market Tuesday (25km)

More information about Villars, Provence

Tourist attractions near Villars, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (30km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (47km)

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 Sénanque (Gordes) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (24km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (25km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de la Louve (13km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (17km)
  • Jarditrain (25km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (27km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (29km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (29km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (40km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (41km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Colorado Provencal (7km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (15km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (25km)
  • Verdon (rivière) (36km)
  • Embouchure - Verdon (36km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (40km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (46km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (37km)

Geography and distances

Villars is in the south-east of France at 47 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Villars is 596 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villars

Canton: Apt

Arrondissement: Apt

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84400

Distance to Villars

from Avignon (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 596 km

from Calais: 825 km

from Nice: 152 km

from Bordeaux: 486 km

from Strasbourg: 549 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 Villars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Apt, Gargas and Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt.

This page in French: Visiter Villars