Villefranche-le-Chateau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villefranche-le-Chateau in Drome

Photo is of Montbrun-les-Bains at 8 km from Villefranche-le-Chateau

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Villefranche-le-Chateau is situated in the Drome department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Villefranche-le-Chateau in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montbrun-les-Bains at 8 km and Sault at 17 km.

Villefranche-le-Chateau, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

The medieval centre of Montbrun-les-Bains, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France', is...

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide


at 17 km (direction south-west), in the Vaucluse department

In a region most visited for the surrounding lavender fields, Sault is also a...

See Sault guide


at 27 km (direction south), 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 32 km (direction south-south-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 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

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

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide
Gorges d\'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 33 km (direction south-south-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 33 km (direction west-north-west)

The cobbled paths, vaulted passages and ancient arches entice you to further explore the...

See Aubres guide


at 34 km (direction east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The citadel is the main attraction in Sisteron, along with the dramatic rocky slope...

See Sisteron guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

The lively lower town and the narrow streets around the castle in the old...

See Nyons guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vaucluse department

From the castle ramparts in Le Barroux you have very far-reaching views across the...

See Le Barroux guide


at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

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

See Forcalquier guide


at 36 km (direction west), in the Vaucluse department

You are spoiled for choice in Vaison-la-Romaine, with substantial Roman remains and also a...

See Vaison-la-Romaine guide


at 37 km (direction south-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
Dentelles de Montmirail

Dentelles de Montmirail

at 37 km (direction west), in the Vaucluse department

Although at quite low altitude the jagged peaks of the Dentelles-de-Montmirail are a lovely...

See Dentelles de Montmirail guide

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Markets in and near Villefranche-le-Chateau

  • Sault: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Buis-les-Baronnies: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Laragne-Monteglin: market Thursday (26km)
  • Serres: market Saturday (27km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (29km)
  • La Motte-Chalancon: market Monday (31km)
  • Malaucene: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Sisteron: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Nyons: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Villefranche-le-Chateau, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (20km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (36km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (43km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (37km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (37km)
  • Jarditrain (41km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (47km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (56km)
  • Domaine de Charance (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Villefranche-le-Chateau is in the south-east of France at 94 kilometres from Valence, the department capital (general information: Villefranche-le-Chateau is 569 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villefranche-le-Chateau

Canton: Séderon

Arrondissement: Nyons

Department: Drome

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 26560

Distance to Villefranche-le-Chateau

from Valence (prefecture): 94 km

from Paris: 569 km

from Calais: 797 km

from Nice: 151 km

from Bordeaux: 488 km

from Strasbourg: 514 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Villefranche-le-Chateau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barret-de-Lioure, Izon-la-Bruisse, Mevouillon, Montauban-sur-l'Ouveze, Rioms, Sederon and Vers-sur-Meouge.

This page in French: Visiter Villefranche-le-Chateau