Cruas

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Cruas
TownCruas
Insee code07076
Postcode07350
Latitude44.6569140
Longitude4.7652550
AltitudeFrom 72 to 480 meters
Surface15.45 km²
Population2868 inhabitants
Density185 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelLa Coucourde at 1.6 km
Chief townPrivas (at 25 km, 26 min)Les Tourrettes at 3.5 km
DepartmentArdècheCondillac at 4.3 km
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Between the Rhone and the Cevennes, along the old Roman road which remain six milestones, has established the Abbey Cruas. Built into the hills, the old fortified village, crowned by the castle keep abbey dominates a Romanesque church of the eleventh-twelfth century, whose crypt contains a''fabulous''bestiary. Prosper Mérimée in 1847 made her rank. A mosaic in the apse commemorates the passing of Pope Urban the second in 1095. The capitals of a magnificent forum monastic mid-12th century keep all the delicacy of their sculpture.

The Roman road, the highway became''the Languedoc is now called''the main road 86. Dotted with historical sites, it takes you to Cruas. The men carved white stone to build the village and its monuments, and many buildings in neighboring towns Meysse, Rochemaure, Baix and St. Vincent de Barres.

Today the manufacture of lime and cement continues on the outskirts of the city. A room of the museum recalls the story among other exhibitions at the Centre Auclair.

The climate in southern already made a pleasant place to stay. The municipalities of the Community of Communes-Barres Coiron abound yet many other treasures.


SIGHTSEEING

The Romanesque abbey of Cruas: capitals, mosaics, the crypt ... The building can be visited all year, check with the Tourist Office Cruas.

The old walled town and the chapel. Free tour in July and August.

Auclair Center: Three-story museum André Auclair: 1st floor, temporary exhibitions, 2nd floor, small museum of lime and cement on the top floor, sports museum (there are only two in France that of the Parc des Princes in Paris and that of Cruas). In the adjacent park, children Appecia leisure facilities.

Free tour of the factory Lafarge, one in July and August, check with the Tourist Office Cruas.

On the Rhone, means of communication millennium, the marina can practice water sports. Lakes fish, a heated swimming pool complement the water fun.

Barres of the forest, which extends its centenary hectares limits Cruas, beech retains exceptional at this altitude and latitude. Close to large areas of scrubland and pine crossed by a hiking trail, you can also mountain biking and horseback riding. Two short straps connecting it to Cruas.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Cruas
MonumentsAbbey Sainte-Marie,   Castle of Cruas

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Medieval Festival of Cruas, each year the second weekend of September. Intervention troops medieval camp life, camp of the builders of the Middle Ages ... Medieval market around the abbey and the medieval site during the two days. Free tours of the heritage of Cruas. For more information, contact the Tourist Office in Cruas +33 4 75 49 59 20.

Many events throughout the year.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Neighboring towns: Meysse (baptistry being restored), Rochemaure (visit the village and the castle), Baix, St. Vincent de Barres (certified village of character).

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Maiden flight in a microlightSports sensationsFrom 35 € to 145 €Montélimar (9 km)
Animal Park of LussasCulture and education7 €Lussas (24 km)

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PHOTOS

Cruas abbey and view the medieval siteCruas abbey and view the medieval site
 
Aerial view of the medievalAerial view of the medieval
View André Auclair MuseumView André Auclair Museum
 
National SportsNational Sports
Interior Cruas AbbeyInterior Cruas Abbey
 
Tower of the Abbey CruasTower of the Abbey Cruas
Walls and fortified chapelWalls and fortified chapel
 
Chapel fortifiedChapel fortified

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WEATHER

Thursday 24 April
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Min. 5°C - Max. 18°C
Friday 25 April
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Min. 7°C - Max. 10°C
Saturday 26 April
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Min. 7°C - Max. 15°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Atelier  
8.8
Marsanne
The workshop is located in the small village of Marsanne, a few miles from Montelimar, in a trendy and friendly. Come and enjoy a cuisine with flavors and recipes, with some dishes...
Located 8.7 km from Cruas36 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Printemps  
8.7
Montélimar
Located in Montelimar, Le Printemps welcomes you all year in a quiet and wooded. Opened in 2005, the hotel houses a hotel and a restaurant where you can savor the delicious recipes...
Located 10.3 km from Cruas34 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantMariés, 2 Chats  
9.4
Montélimar
A NICE IDEA FORT - The Married restaurant, two Cats invites you to discover its gourmet grilled meat and fish by weight. Cooking over a wood fire is after cutting the piece according...
Located 10.7 km from Cruas26 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Mas with 4 bedroomsLe moulinage    
9.5
Saint-Lager-Bressac
4 charming guest room and 2 gites (4 and 8 people) are in an old Mill. For people in guest room: summer kitchen full equiped (oven, hotplates, fridge ans micro-wave). On place: heated...
Located 5.3 km from CruasFrom 70 € to 115 € the double room 
Apartment with 2 bedrooms'Au 10 d'Aygu' - Chambres d'hôtes     NEW
Montélimar
In the heart of Montelimar, close to shops and restaurants, enjoy a quiet stay 'At 10 Aygu'. There awaits an imaginative, colorful and very friendly. Your host complement your stay...
Located 11.4 km from Cruas69 € the double room 
Castle with 6 bedroomsLe Castel du Mont Boisé  
Montboucher-sur-Jabron
The Castel du Mont Boisé is an small old castle surrounded by a large park which isolates it from its neighbors and has a swimming pool open from May 15 to October 30. There is as well...
Located 11.8 km from CruasFrom 90 € to 155 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 6 personsGîte La Clé des Champs  
9.5
Loriol-sur-Drôme
Character cottage located between Montélimar and Valence. At 5 min Loriol motorway exit. It is fully renovated in an old farmhouse and adjoining owner's home surrounded by orchards....
Located 9.2 km from CruasFrom 370 € to 550 € per week 
Apartment for 10 personsGite au domaine de la poule
Loriol-sur-Drôme
The cottage is situated on a farm (goats and fruit trees) within a completely renovated and surrounded by several trees home.
Located 10.2 km from CruasFrom 300 € to 500 € per week 
House for 4 personsGites Le Beylier  
9.2
Grane
The county Drôme is one of the most beautiful regions of France. In this place you can find our four cottages, surrounded by forests and meadows. Our village, Grâne, is situated approx....
Located 10.8 km from CruasFrom 590 € to 890 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
30 places over 1 haCamping floral    
6.8
Montélimar
Welcome camping Floral, near Montelimar and open all year. It is a perfect stop on your route or starting point for visiting the hilltop villages, make walks in the midst of lavender...
Located 2.1 km from Cruas17 € per day 
100 places over 2 haCamping les voiliers    
9.3
Beauchastel
In Ardèche, at the end of the island Beauchastel camping extends smoothly along the historic canal of the Rhone. Enjoying a perfect exposure and great views. The 114 pitches all fully...
Located 19.7 km from CruasFrom 14 € to 18 € per day 
12 places over 1 haLe Bardou   
8.4
Saint-Germain
Located on the edge of the village of St Germain in the heart of the vineyard Ardèche, you will appreciate its nature, quiet. To access must be achieved by the N102 from: Le Puy or...
Located 28 km from CruasFrom 16 € to 18 € per day 

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HOTELS

La Bolée Provençale - Hotel in CruasLa Bolée Provençale    
8.3
La Coucourde
Located on the edge of the river Rhône, 10 km from Montélimar, La Bolée Provençale offers a traditional restaurant and a terrace. The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a flat-screen...
Located 1.7 km from CruasRoom from 35 €
ibis Montélimar Nord - Hotel in Cruasibis Montélimar Nord     
7.6
Les Tourrettes
Located in Saulce-sur-Rhône, just a 15-minute drive from Montélimar, ibis Montélimar Nord offers a seasonal, outdoor swimming pool, a garden and terrace. Valence is a 25-minute drive...
Located 2.5 km from CruasRoom from 59 €
Première Classe Montélimar Les Tourrettes - Hotel in CruasPremière Classe Montélimar Les Tourrettes    
6.4
Les Tourrettes
Located 500 metres from the A7 Motorway, this Première Classe offers en suite rooms, free Wi-Fi internet access throughout and free private parking. Montélimar is a 20-minute drive...
Located 2.5 km from CruasRoom from 28 €

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Auberge de Banne
Located in the Cévennes National Park in Banne village, Auberge de Banne is only 200 metres from Banne’s castle and 7 km from Païolive Wood. It proposes...
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