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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Désaignes
Insee code07079
AltitudeFrom 380 to 1170 meters
Surface50.72 km²
Population1214 inhabitants
Density23 inhabitants/km²


Chief townPrivas (at 59 km, 63 min)Labatie-d'Andaure at 5 km (9 min)
DepartmentArdècheLamastre at 8 km (11 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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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.


The long history of the village he left a rich heritage composed of monuments which have been gradually restored. Site registered since 1972 in the inventory of Historic Monuments, he received in 2007 the label of Village Character.

Partner of the municipality, the Office of Tourism offers tours of the medieval village and castle of the 14th century with its museum of rural life and displays that are installed. Added to the church and the temple with its venerable organ, the discovery of the oven in the cobbler's workshop and cellar tasting of local products with local producers.

The nature lovers to explore this area through more than 200 km of marked trails on foot, but also ATV (possibility of renting ATVs) or horse (riding stables 1 km from town).

The River Sweet is converted into water level of supervised swimming and fishing for trout is a particularly popular practice of some athletes.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Désaignes
MonumentsCastle of Désaignes


The year of the town and its inhabitants is punctuated by events of various kinds.

Early May is the Ardeche, mountain running, the championship round of the discipline with more than a thousand international competitors.

In July, the producers have their own festival of the cherry and picodon.

In August, the place where all the medieval village recovers within a day's medieval grandeur.

During the summer months - July to August - the temple for 40 years, six hosts classical music concerts, two venerable organ of 1900 and 1930 are at the origin.

Late October is the big show and the chestnut whose village has become a mecca in the department.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Segway tripSports sensations30 €Tence (23 km)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabinNature and the outdoors8 €Lapte (24 km)

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View of the village from the vinesView of the village from the vines
The 14th century castleThe 14th century castle
Place de la MairiePlace de la Mairie
On the walls, the door JanotOn the walls, the door Janot
The Court of wellsThe Court of wells
The staircase of over 600 yearsThe staircase of over 600 years
The castle kitchenThe castle kitchen
Hikers crossing Castle VergierHikers crossing Castle Vergier
Sub-wood to the stream of GrisardSub-wood to the stream of Grisard
shoemaker's workshopshoemaker's workshop
The medieval festival: the parade ridingThe medieval festival: the parade riding
Day medieval battle on the area of the castleDay medieval battle on the area of the castle
Concerts d ' been to the templeConcerts d ' been to the temple
Place Village 1900Place Village 1900
work in the vineyards by 1900work in the vineyards by 1900



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Friday 30 January
Min. 2°C - Max. 4°C
Saturday 31 January
Min. -1°C - Max. 3°C
Sunday 1 February
Min. -3°C - Max. -1°C


House with 1 bedroomMyrtille    
Ds our restored seventeenth, on a hill south farm, we offer a carefully decorated room with a private terrace equipped for rest, toilet and large bathroom adjoining but not private...
Located 3.3 km from Désaignes60 € the double room 
Farm with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes du Col du Marchand    
The hamlet of Petit Marchand, nestled in nearly 900 meters above sea level is in the heart of the Ardèche, in the woods and hills. Granite soil and contrast, Ardèche seduce you with...
Located 12.7 km from Désaignes59 € the double room 
Mill with 4 bedroomsMoulin de montabonnel    
Bed and Breakfast in a restored the river, surrounded by nature, serene and relaxing mill. From hiking trails, 30 minutes walk from Lake Devesset. Large flowered courtyard with fountain...
Located 15 km from Désaignes76 € the double room 

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Apartment for 7 personsLe Massoir
Our spacious apartment (gite) Isabel (100 m²; Max 7 P.)) is situated in the main building of our holiday house ‘'Le Massoir'', near the mediaeval village Désaignes, at the banks of...
Located in DésaignesFrom 690 € to 980 € per week 
Ground floor for 4 personsMaison 45m² au Vergier
This single storey house with its large and sunny flat terrain brings peace and happiness to children and adults. 450 m altitude in the quiet and greenery of a small hamlet, it is close...
Located in Désaignes300 € per week 
House for 18 personsDomaine Les Blaches  
This traditional, tastefully renovated farm lies on the edge of the extensive Ardèche Natural Park. Two ´gîtes´ and a safari tent are at your disposal here: La Blache, Le Marron and...
Located in DésaignesFrom 350 € to 600 € per week 

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130 places over 2,9 haCamping de retourtour    
Between Ardeche and Ardèche Plein Coeur in the heart of the Doux Valley, 1,5 km from the center of Lamastre and less than 100 m from the river and natural water, camping retourtour,...
Located 3.8 km from DésaignesFrom 13.36 € to 18.96 € per day 
40 places over 1,2 haCamping de la vallée du doux    
Josephine and Alain will welcome you into their campsite ** ardeche in green along the soft, for lovers of fishing, hiking, mountain biking, with many sites touristiques. Avec a warm...
Located 12.7 km from DésaignesFrom 15 € to 18 € per day 
48 places over 1,2 haCamping le grangeon    
Come relax at the campsite 'The Grangeon' in Satillieu in Ardeche Verte to forget a few days the stress of everyday life. This campsite in the wilderness, is ideal to relax and explore...
Located 17.8 km from Désaignes9.60 € per day 

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Hotel Des Négociants - Hotel in DésaignesHotel Des Négociants     
Including an outdoor pool and an à la carte restaurant, Hotel Des Négociants is located in Lamastre, within 50 metres from the small train station of Ardeche. It offers tastefully decorated...
Located 5.3 km from DésaignesRoom from 55 €
Hotel Escapade - Hotel in DésaignesHotel Escapade     
Le Crestet
Located 1 km from the hamlet of Monteil, Hotel Escapade features an outdoor swimming pool and a furnished terrace, in a natural setting. You can relax with a drink from the bar and...
Located 7.4 km from Désaignes
Les Roches - Hotel in DésaignesLes Roches 
Le Crestet
Offering a heated outdoor pool and a restaurant, Les Roches is located in Le Crestet. Le Doux River and a private river beach are 500 metres from the property. Each room here will provide...
Located 8.7 km from Désaignes

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La Cardinale
Situated in southern France in the unique region of Ardeche, La Cardinale Hotel-Restaurant is set on 65 acres of verdant grounds overlooking the Rhone...
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