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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

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)
Beausemblant13.5 km (20 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.


Tuesday 30 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 28°C
Wednesday 31 may
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C
Thursday 1 june
Min. 10°C - Max. 26°C

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 Crafts450 € Glun (21 km)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment8 € Lapte (34 km)
Trip on the Velay Express, historic steam railway
Entertainment15 € to 18 € Raucoules (34 km)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (36 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)


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