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Visan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Visan in Vaucluse

Photo is of Grignan at 12 km from Visan

Visit Visan: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Grignan at 12 km and Vaison-la-Romaine at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Visan, 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 Visan in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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



at 12 km (direction north-north-west), in the Drome department

As well as the castle that dominates the hillside village of...

See Grignan guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vaison-la-Romaine guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

Seguret is a very picturesque village east of Orange, now classified...

See Seguret guide


at 16 km (direction east-north-east), in the Drome department

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

See Nyons guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

Naturoptere is a biodiversity centre where you can learn of the...

See Naturoptère guide
Dentelles de Montmirail

Dentelles de Montmirail

at 17 km (direction south-east)

Although at quite low altitude the jagged peaks of the...

See Dentelles de Montmirail guide
La Garde-Adhemar

La Garde-Adhemar

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Drome department

Lovely views, a medieval garden, a 12th century roman style...

See La Garde-Adhemar guide


at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Drome department

The cobbled paths, vaulted passages and ancient arches entice...

See Aubres guide


Heritage Site at 22 km (direction south-west)

Orange is best known for its Roman monuments such as the...

See Orange guide
Ancient Theatre of Orange

Ancient Theatre of Orange

at 23 km (direction south-west)

The Antique Theatre in Orange is one of the best preserved Roman...

See Ancient Theatre of Orange guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Barroux guide
Le Poet-Laval

Le Poet-Laval

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Drome department

The cobbled streets of ancient Le Poet-Laval are pedestrianized, which adds further...

See Le Poet-Laval guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Drome department

The small castle and pretty gardens add further to the charm...

See Puygiron guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west), in the Ardeche department

The town of Viviers contains some interesting buildings and a...

See Viviers guide

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

Map of places to visit near Visan


Markets in and near Visan

  • Valreas: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Suze-la-Rousse: market Friday (9km)
  • Sainte-Cecile-les-Vignes: market Saturday (9km)
  • Grignan: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Vaison-la-Romaine: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Nyons: market Thursday & Sunday (16km)
  • Bollene: market Monday (16km)
  • Pierrelatte: market Friday (21km)
  • Malaucene: market Wednesday (21km)

More information about Visan, Provence

Tourist attractions near Visan, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (13km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (18km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (20km)
  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (41km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (42km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (49km)
  • Cathédrale Saint-Théodorit et Fenestrelle Tower (Uzes) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des herbes (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (34km)
  • Jarditrain (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dentelles de Montmirail (17km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (33km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (36km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (38km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (43km)
  • Colorado Provencal (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (20km)

Geography and distances

Visan is in the south-east of France at 42 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Visan is 543 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Visan

Canton: Valréas

Arrondissement: Avignon

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84820

Distance to Visan

from Avignon (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 543 km

from Calais: 773 km

from Nice: 197 km

from Bordeaux: 441 km

from Strasbourg: 521 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 Visan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Buisson, Richerenches, Saint-Maurice-sur-Eygues, Saint-Roman-de-Malegarde and Tulette.

This page in French: Visiter Visan

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