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Chauzon

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Chauzon is a village that takes place in the Ardèche department. Set in the low-Vivarais, it is not far from Largentière on the banks of the river Ardèche. A few kilometers from Ruoms, the town is located on a rocky hill, not far from one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the Ardeche, the circus of People.

Dominant alluvial plains to the many vineyards, Chauzon has all the charm of the region with its old stone houses Ruoms and narrow streets dating back to Roman times.

Quiet and peaceful, the village of Chauzon is a paradise for lovers of hiking, with marked trails installed around the site, along the cliffs and stunning views of the Ardèche Valley. Natural paradise, Chauzon is the ideal place to discover the charms in tranquility of this department.

Geographical information

MunicipalityChauzon
Postcode07120
Tourism label
Latitude44.4865520 (N 44° 29’ 12”)
Longitude4.3611330 (E 4° 21’ 40”)
AltitudeFrom 100m to 326m
Surface area10.68 km²
Population361 inhabitants
Density33 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (47 km, 52 min)
Insee code07061
IntercommunalityCC des Gorges de l'Ardeche
DepartmentArdèche
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Pradons2.3 km (5 min)
Ruoms4.8 km (9 min)
Uzer7.9 km (13 min)
Auriolles7.9 km (13 min)
Labeaume8.4 km (14 min)
Balazuc8.5 km (12 min)
Vinezac9.7 km (16 min)
Saint-Maurice-d'Ardèche9.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Alban-Auriolles9.8 km (16 min)
Lanas10.7 km (15 min)
Sampzon11.8 km (17 min)
Lachapelle-sous-Aubenas11.9 km (18 min)
Laurac-en-Vivarais12.2 km (19 min)
Grospierres13.2 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Small village in limestone from quarries Ruoms including Chauzon has a certain charm. there we appreciate the narrow streets and beautiful houses huddled against each other. Former Mecca of sericulture, the site still houses many mulberry trees and the remains of a silkworm farm dedicated to the breeding of silkworms.

In town, you can admire the remains of an ancient settlement dating back to prehistoric times.

Around the village, the vineyards are many, and the river is a very pleasant place to walk. The site is also the scene of many water sports such as kayaking. The circus of People, located nearby, is popular with climbers because of its many channels.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Relax at Isla Cool Douce leisure park
Nature and the great outdoors3 € to 4 € Chauzon
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (9.4 km)
Power-assisted bike hire
Sports sensations20 € to 150 € Salavas (10.3 km)
Canyoning or via ferrata in Ardèche
Sports sensations39 € to 45 € Sanilhac (10.4 km)
Visit to Lussas animal park
Entertainment5 € to 8 € Lussas (15.5 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1h30Sanilhac (9.8 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (11.7 km)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (11.9 km)
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy2h30Barjac (19.8 km)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (21 km)

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