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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Nestled at 370 m altitude, Ardoix approximately 1,100 inhabitants, a very young and dynamic population that drives the village by many events.

In the village, many achievements and developments have emerged to offer more services to residents and tourists reopening a restaurant, setting up a bakery, creating a multi-service.

Geographical information

Latitude45.1861020 (N 45° 11’ 10”)
Longitude4.7348910 (E 4° 44’ 6”)
AltitudeFrom 147m to 397m
Surface area12.15 km²
Population1132 inhabitants
Density93 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (81 km, 1h11)
Insee code07013
IntercommunalityCC du Val d'Ay
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Romain-d'Ay6.4 km (9 min)
Quintenas6.6 km (8 min)
Sarras7.3 km (11 min)
Saint-Jeure-d'Ay8.7 km (12 min)
Préaux9 km (13 min)
Saint-Vallier9.7 km (17 min)
Saint-Alban-d'Ay10.1 km (15 min)
Ozon10.2 km (15 min)
Satillieu11.4 km (16 min)
Laveyron11.6 km (17 min)
Roiffieux12.9 km (18 min)
Arras-sur-Rhône13.1 km (16 min)
Andance13.5 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

Ardoix overlooks the magnificent gorges of Ay, taking a walk, relaxing and fishing. The road connecting the village to Sarras winds 7 km along a rocky gorge, where the ruins of the tower Oriol majestically dominate this major gateway to the Rhone Valley.

Events and festivities

Ride in a carriage from the Place du Souvenir in July and August.

Hiking with the end of August.

Grand Prix rider in the village in September.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Not far from Ardoix are beautiful sites such as:

The Basilica of Lalouvesc

The Romanesque church of the 12th century Veyrines in Saint-Symphorien-de-Mahun.

The Shirat Blanc in Saint-Symphorien-de-Mahun.

The castle of Ay and Shrine of Our Lady of Ay (Black Madonna) in Saint-Romain-d'Ay.

The fortified church Quintenas.

Lake Saint-Meinettes Jeure-d'Ay, fishing is allowed.

The church of Saint-Pierre-sur-Doux and beautiful coffered ceiling.

The miniature village Pailharès.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (9 km)
Clay modelling in the Ardèche mountains
Arts and Crafts430 € Glun (21 km)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment8 € Lapte (34 km)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (36 km)
Guided tour of a Clog-maker’s Studio
Arts and Crafts5 € to 8 € Mazet-Saint-Voy (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La Roche Péréandre
HikeIntermediate2h25Vernosc-lès-Annonay (3.9 km)
Le lac de Vert
HikeIntermediate3h10Talencieux (5.1 km)
La Vallée du Torrenson
HikeIntermediate1h55Thorrenc (6 km)
Le Montmiandon
HikeEasy3h20Annonay (8.7 km)
HikeIntermediate3h15Saint-Clair (11.1 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals