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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Montpezat-sous-Bauzon
Insee code07161
AltitudeFrom 409 to 1471 meters
Surface27.23 km²
Population867 inhabitants
Density31 inhabitants/km²


Chief townPrivas (at 51 km, 54 min)Thueyts at 4.3 km
DepartmentArdècheBurzet at 4.3 km
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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  • The common Montpezat-sous-Bauzon extends over 27 km ² which rise 409 feet above sea level plain of Champagne, to 1471 meters above sea level at the top of Suc Bauzon. Since prehistoric times, the village was built Montpezat on the nature trail that leads from the valley to the highlands Ardèche.
  • Axis of strategic communications for the Romans, it became the must-have for carriers who, from the 12th to the 18th century are going to go through this process all kinds of goods, resulting in the birth of a hotel business and commercial importance. In 1693, there were 65 inns in the town, not counting those, less prestigious, hamlets. The pilgrims joining Le Puy to take the path of Saint Jacques de Compostela are also halt at the inns and priories in the village. Craft also: millers, shoemakers, weavers, bakers, knife makers, blacksmiths, throwing exercise their trades in the heart of a town which will count up to 3,000 souls in 1876 (Montpezat then feuded with Aubenas ....). With the construction of the road to Chavade, the arrival of the automobile and the abandonment of a railway project the village will see its population decline until 1990.
  • The geological history is to go with five volcanoes:
  • The Graven, former Strombolian cone of 806 meters.
  • Le Chambon, cut into the base to retrieve cut stones for the construction of some houses in the village.
  • The Suc to Bauzon, highest peak of the village to 1471 meters.
  • The Vestida of Pal is one of the finest and largest European maar craters.
  • Lake Ferrand, a small maar crater filled with water flow.
  • You can get to the Tourist Office topo guides to help you take the walking paths that lead to these sites.
  • Rivers:
  • The Fontaulière is the epitome of the river Cevennes: capricious and unpredictable. It begins at the entrance to the crater of the Vestida Pal and falls below 24 km Pont-de-Labeaume under Castle Ventadour. A hike you also proposed to the Tourism Office to discover some of this wild valley, its flora and its corners bathing. It is also the must-attend event for many lovers of fishing.
  • The Pourseille, born in the hamlet Pal, she finished her course 5 km down by a fall of 32 meters in Fontaulière behind the castle Pourcheyrolles.


Control sites of its long and rich history are still visible: the castle Pourcheyrolles, Monltlaur and Lesser Town, the church of Our Lady of Prévenchères; the Priory Clastres; Calvary, the Roman road "Julius Caesar"; the béalière; bridges, "the path of debt," "pyramid" topped Notre Dame de Bon Conseil, piety to which Marie Rivier prayed.

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Information pointsTourist Office of Montpezat-sous-Bauzon
MonumentsChurch Notre-Dame


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Relaxing massage at a well-being centreWellbeing50 €Chirols (6.5 km)
Canyoning hike for familiesNature and the outdoors38 €Labastide-sur-Bésorgues (8.2 km)
Canyoning or via ferrata in ArdècheSports sensationsFrom 38 € to 42 €Sanilhac (19.9 km)
Animal Park of LussasCulture and education7 €Lussas (24 km)
Donkey hireNature and the outdoorsFrom 11 € to 43 €Saint-Front (28 km)

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Our Lady of PrévenchèresOur Lady of Prévenchères
Republic SquareRepublic Square
La PradeLa Prade



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Saturday 26 July
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Sunday 27 July
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French cuisine restaurantAux Vieux Arceaux  
AN ADVENTURE - FAMILY - On 1 January 1986, Alain and Françoise Court create their restaurant in the family home in the Ardeche. Twenty years later, their son Benedict takes the reins...
Located 14.1 km from Montpezat-sous-Bauzon40 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Coyote  
In the heart of downtown Aubenas Le Coyote the restaurant opened. The chef serves French quality presentation neat. The dishes are made from fresh, full of flavor. The reception is...
Located 17.6 km from Montpezat-sous-Bauzon25 € per person 

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House with 4 bedroomsLa Clède     NEW
Located on the heights of the village, close to the town center, this carefully restored and furnished house offers four comfortable and cozy room.
Located 4.4 km from Montpezat-sous-BauzonFrom 72 € to 102 € the double room 
Mas with 2 bedroomsLa Calade    
Our bed and breakfast is situated in the « Ardèche Natural Park «, south –east of France. Our bed and breakfast takes place in an ancient stone house perched up a small mountain with...
Located 6.5 km from Montpezat-sous-Bauzon75 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsL'arbrassous    
At the heart of the Ardèche mountains, 1300 m above sea level in a wild and preserved nature, Helen and Chrisian welcome you all year in their beautiful house in stone. Four comfortable...
Located 8 km from Montpezat-sous-Bauzon50 € the double room 

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Villa for 10 personsVilla avec piscine privee
You will find all the amenities as well as friendly terraces and many shops. Mountain Ardéchoise offers wild nature with many hiking opportunities. There is also the land of the chestnut,...
Located 4.2 km from Montpezat-sous-BauzonFrom 550 € to 1500 € per week 
House for 6 personsGîte des sausses   NEW
Cottage fully closes with garden and swimming pool 10 minutes walk from the central square (the village) - Three bedrooms, six beds (1 bed bed 140.1 160.2 90 beds)
Located 9.7 km from Montpezat-sous-BauzonFrom 750 € to 1250 € per week 
House for 24 personsAuberge la Castagno
Sweet little hotel run by French-Dutch couple. The rooms are nice decorated with tast and good beds. The kitchen is well known in the region for his excellent standard. Sofie and Rene...
Located 11.4 km from Montpezat-sous-Bauzon 

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35 places over 5 haCamping chasselouve    
In an emblematic place of Moulinages Ardèche, a site ideally located in the hollow of the mountains, where a small stream winds, and near a village made of stone houses... And close...
Located 9.9 km from Montpezat-sous-BauzonFrom 12 € to 16 € per day 
23 places over 0,4 haCamping les Châtaigniers    
For your holidays in South Ardèche in the heart of the valley of the Balm in the Natural Park of Monts d'Ardèche, close to Merry, a medieval town and 25 km from Vallon Pont D'Arc. In...
Located 24 km from Montpezat-sous-Bauzon17 € per day 
70 places over 3,7 haBois Simonet    
Bois Simonet campsite offers a panoramic exceptional wilderness... ! A structure calm, friendly and family under the pines cottages consisting of 40 comfortable and well equipped (from...
Located 26 km from Montpezat-sous-BauzonFrom 19 € to 28 € per day 

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Les Marronniers - Hotel in Montpezat-sous-BauzonLes Marronniers     
Located on the heights in the Ardèche region, this hotel is 2.7 km from the Devil’s Bridge. It offers a swimming pool in the garden and an indoor hot tub. Each guest room includes a...
Located 4.3 km from Montpezat-sous-BauzonRoom from 78 €
Hotel La Gravenne - Hotel in Montpezat-sous-BauzonHotel La Gravenne    
Hotel La Gravenne sits in Thueyts facing the Ardéche Mountains. Its restaurant serves regional French cuisine with dining available on the shaded terrace. All of the rooms at Hotel...
Located 4.3 km from Montpezat-sous-BauzonRoom from 47 €
Hôtel La Condamine - Hotel in Montpezat-sous-BauzonHôtel La Condamine 
Featuring an outdoor pool, a garden and a children's playground, Hôtel La Condamine is located in Thueyts, in the Monts Ardèche Natural Park. The property offers a spa and wellness...
Located 4.4 km from Montpezat-sous-BauzonRoom from 58 €

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