Come to move and exercise, the Ardèche Verte is rich of sports and cultural experiences.
Discover its magnificent landscapes of chestnut groves, the gorges of the Doux, the Valley of the Eyrieux, the bathing places or the mountains of Ardèche with The Mont Mezenc and the Mont Gerbier de Jonc.
Hike by foot or by mountain bike, pedal on the roads of the Ardèche or on the Dolce Via, take the Mastrou little train of the Ardèche, ...
Go for the picturesque villages, and enjoy their markets for a tasting of the products of Ardèche.
Documentation is available at the domain. More broadly on the site of the Ardèche Buissonnière or at the Tourist Office 29 rue Simon Vialet in Vernoux en Vivarais.
The treasures of Fontréal – Easy
Discover Fontréal and its history through a guided tour around the estate ...
Circuit des Ponts - Silhac - 19 kms - 5 h – Medium
Nice walk through the old path from Vernoux to Silhac by the bridge of Monepia. You will cross composite landscapes from beech groves, pastures to river banks. Beautiful views of Vernoux-en-Vivarais, the surrounding hamlets and their beautiful country stone houses.
Circuit Col de Ceyssouan et Le Fraysse - 6,8 kms - 2 h 15 - Easy
Alternation of road and paths in the forest or cleared. Magnificent views towards Mont Mézenc and Mont Gerbier
Circuit 'A country and its trees' Small loop - 8,8 kms - 2 h 45 – Medium
Walk part of the interpretive trail. Alternation of roads and paths in the forest and open landscapes. Magnificent views towards Mont Gerbier de Jonc and Mont Mézenc.
Circuit 'A country and its trees’ Large loop - 15,5 kms - 4,5 h – Medium
Walk the entire interpretive trail and approach the trees to discover a country steeped in history and observe the evolution of agriculture through the landscapes of St Julien Labrousse. Alternation of roads and paths in the forest and open landscapes. Magnificent views towards Mont Gerbier de Jonc and Mont Mézenc.
Circuit to Chalencon through Riou - 14,5 kms - 4 h – Medium
Landscapes of chestnut groves and meadows, crossing Saint Jean Chambre and the village of character of Chalencon with its 2 orientation tables.
Circuit of the ruins of the castle of Rochemure - Mourier - 10 kms - 3 h – Easy
In the footsteps of the old castle of Rochemure destroyed in 1630 on the order of Richelieu. Alternation of roads and paths in the forest. Superb view of the Mezenc. You will be on the edge of St Jean Chambre.
Made up of a procession of domes and volcanic peaks, the Mont Mezenc massif draws the dividing line between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic
Grottes Troglodotyques de la Jaubernie
Troglodyte dwellings, populated since prehistoric times, they would have been fortified during the wars of religion in order to serve as refuges for the Huguenots. Some have kept their defensive apparatus from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Lac de Dévesset
Located on the Haut-Vivarais plateau, the Lac de Devesset leisure center offers calm and relaxation on the shores of a 51 hectare lake surrounded by conifers.
Mont Gerbier de Jonc
The famous Loire, whose route crosses France over 1,013 kilometers, takes its source in Ardèche, in the town of Sainte-Eulalie, at the foot of Mount Gerbier de Jonc. Several sources - the geographic source, the authentic source and the true source - join together to form the famous wild river.
To do absolutely: the ascent of Mount Gerbier de Jonc, a phonolitic city located on the watershed between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Accessible on foot in a short but steep climb of about thirty minutes, its summit, culminating at 1,551 meters above sea level, offers a breathtaking view of the Ardèche mountains, the Rhone valley, the Cévennes and the Alps
Cascade du Ray-Pic
The Ray-Pic waterfall is a natural waterfall located in the town of Péreyres, in the Ardèche Cévenne, at an altitude of just over 1,000 meters. The waterfall has been classified as a volcanic natural site since 1931
Saint Romain de Lerps
This site offers a panorama of 13 departments, it is one of the most grandiose in the Rhône Valley. Two orientation balconies are arranged on either side of a small chapel.
Rocher de Soutron
The Soutron Rock offers the visitor a sumptuous panorama after a 15-minute climb. A pilgrimage takes place every year at the beginning of August . At the top: the chaptel of Saint Julien of Soutron built in the 17th century.
Chalencon ‘Village de caractère’
This Gallo-Roman site enjoyed indisputable notoriety in the Middle Ages: vigil, then barony depending on the Poitiers family, this fortified village dominates the Eyrieux valley and the Vernoux plateau. Its strategic position had made it an enviable site, on the royal road n ° 4 which went from the Rhone Valley to Puy en Velay. The merchants took refuge in the shelter of its ramparts and commercial life was rife. During the troubled period of the religious wars between Catholics and Protestants, this site was taken and retaken several times.
Désaignes ‘Village de caractère’
Medieval village, listed in the historic monument inventory in 1972, Désaignes has kept some traces of its past.
Antraigues sur Volane ‘Village de caractère’
This charming hilltop village lives around its shaded square bordered by terraces and regularly occupied by passionate bowls players. This village of character is built on a basalt flow - it is also the village of Jean Ferrat.
Beauchastel ‘Village de caractère’
Clinging to the side of a rocky outcrop, the old village of Beauchastel watches over the meeting of the Rhône and Eyrieux. Staged under the keep, it was like so many medieval towns protected by an enclosure that protected it from all danger.
Boucieu le Roi ‘Village de caractère’
This village labeled "Village of Character", retains many vestiges of its past. It is an essential stopover for the curious traveler, it best reflects the quality of the natural and cultural heritage of the villages of the Doux watershed.
Tournon sur Rhône
Located at the foot of superb granite hillsides, Tournon is a lively shopping town. Shaded quays, the terraces of a castle vows and hilltop ruins make up a characteristic Rhone landscape.
Dominated by its cathedral, the city is built on a set of terraces descending towards the river. Old Valence, surrounded by boulevards pierced in the 19th century on the site of the old ramparts, retains a network of shopping streets and picturesque "coasts", brought to life in season by the summer festivals.
The chestnut farm - Lamastre
Castanéiculteurs for more than 7 generations, it is in Lamastre in the heart of the Ardèche that the mountain fruits are grown and processed with a particular love for the Chestnut of Ardèche PDO.
The house of jewelry – Le Cheylard
The house of jewelry invites you to discover the precious world of jewelry. Au Travers 8 exhibition spaces which integrate the most modern visual and interactive techniques and which reveal the secrets of the making of the jewel.
The city of chocolate - Tain l'Hermitage
On 2000 m² dedicated to chocolate, during a gourmet stroll, you will discover all the secrets of chocolate making. 4 activities are offered: the tour, the restaurant area, the Gourmet school to discover pastry techniques and a 200m2 chocolate shop.
The little vineyard train - Tain l'Hermitage
Let yourself be told the story of the towns of Tain l'Hermitage and Tournon-sur-Rhône. Discover the famous vineyard as well as a magnificent view of the Rhône Valley through a very enriching commented walk
The Wind School - Saint Clément
The Wind School offers activities for all audiences on the themes of wind and flight: workshops, shows, guided tours, themed evenings, nature outings, surprising meetings, walks, role-playing games, energy.
Landscaped garden - Alboussière
1 hectare garden labeled "Remarkable Garden" in 2012, with more than 1,200 trees and shrubs including 600 different varieties. National collection of Gingko biloba in 2019. A harmonious marriage around stone constructions, ponds, streams ...
The house of the chestnut tree - Saint Pierreville
The house of the chestnut tree invites you to discover the world of Ardèche chestnuts. It traces the history of a privileged relationship between the man of the Ardèche slopes and his "breadfruit".
Honey - Accons
Visit of the honey house from July 1 to August 31 (check the dates and days of the visit) - Honey (chestnut, acacia, all flowers, lavender, fir, rosemary, mountain), white nougat, gingerbread, walnuts, olive oil nuts, chestnut jam and beef.
Archeological site - Soyons
This site, occupied by man from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages, represents, on 30 hectares, the largest concentration "known in France" of remains from all eras. Its privileged location on the edge of the Rhône and backing onto limestone massifs, at a crossroads of communication routes, has led Soyons to play a major strategic, economic and cultural role.
The Ardèche Train garden - Soyons
The Ardèche Train garden is a miniature park: on a giant 2800 m² model, the fruit of 25 years of passion, trains with sound pass through stations, tunnels and rivers among 900 bonsai trees and 1000 figurines. The Ardèche landscapes are faithfully reproduced such as the famous Pont d´Arc, Mont Gerbier de Jonc, Cascade du Ray Pic, Château de Crussol ...
Andaure's trout - Labatie D'Andaure - 26 kms
In a natural and preserved environment at the edge of the water, these are old béalières that have been transformed into fishing courses. You can fish, picnic, everything is arranged for your relaxation.