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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

The village, located on the right bank of the gorges of Ardeche, boasts a landscape of geological and archaeological sights remarkable.

It speaks in the 11th century tower of the Priory of Virac to monitor access to the ancient road on the Pont d'Arc, a natural arch on the Ardeche. In the late 14th century that the castle and the village of Roure appeared. This castle, historic monument, was the witness of the religious wars in Vivarais, but also a great sericulture (silkworm rearing). On March 3, 1944, the hamlet of droppings was unfortunately the victim of Nazism, the residents were shot and the village burned.

Today the village is being classified villages of character of the department of Ardeche.

Geographical information

Latitude44.3510530 (N 44° 21’ 4”)
Longitude4.4024300 (E 4° 24’ 9”)
AltitudeFrom 40m to 408m
Surface area23.32 km²
Population254 inhabitants
Density10 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (69 km, 1h15)
Insee code07113
IntercommunalityCC des Gorges de l'Ardeche
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Vagnas3.7 km (6 min)
Salavas7.2 km (9 min)
Orgnac-l'Aven7.8 km (10 min)
Barjac8.4 km (12 min)
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc9.1 km (13 min)
Bessas11.9 km (19 min)
Saint-Privat-de-Champclos12.6 km (18 min)
Le Garn13.2 km (18 min)
Lagorce14.7 km (19 min)
Montclus15.3 km (24 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Maruéjols-et-Avéjan15.8 km (20 min)
Laval-Saint-Roman16.1 km (22 min)
Issirac16.2 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest



Chemin du Chateau
Chemin du Chateau
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Many tours walking or biking. Passage GR4.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Power-assisted bike hire
Sports sensations20 € to 150 € Salavas (5.2 km)
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (6 km)
Relax at Isla Cool Douce leisure park
Nature and the great outdoors3 € to 4 € Chauzon (14.4 km)
Show at the farm theatre
Entertainment12 € Lablachère (18.5 km)
Canoeing down the Céze between Ardèche and Gard
Sports sensations18 € Saint-Ambroix (18.7 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy2h30Barjac (6.5 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (19 km)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (19.5 km)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (20 km)
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1h30Sanilhac (23 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals