Located on a track and figure Roman, one of the few who joined the Rhone valley to the Auvergne, the Gallo-Roman village was known very early in development that has a medieval capitals Vivarais. The many territorial conflicts have turned into a walled city whose ramparts remain, a military fortress of the 12th century, a castle of the fourteenth, a church of the seventeenth, with narrow streets, old gates, squares and peaceful atmosphere special . Religious wars have also strongly marked the area and explains the presence of an important temple built on a castle.
Agricultural land in a mountainous country very hilly - 380 to 1100 meters - that agriculture is still very present with productions of various meats, chestnuts and goat cheeses AOC, various fruits ... In recent years this country has gradually opened up to tourism through the opening of private structures and major tourist events: festivals, fairs and events.