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Sampzon

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Sampzon is a small village in the Ardèche, with just over 200 inhabitants, located in the Bas-Vivarais, on the right bank of the river Ardèche. Surrounded by the peaks of the Costes Moure Frey and Côtes de la Serre de Pinet, Sampzon is located ten kilometers from Ruoms and Salavas.

The village has an exceptional landscape and natural heritage that appealed to all visitors passing. The village proposes a large number of hiking trails and several recreational activities such as canoeing and horse riding. Quiet and relaxing, Sampzon also has some attractions of great interest.

Difficult to resist the charm of this little village Ardèche that surrounds a vibrant atmosphere full of life.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySampzon
Postcode07120
Tourism label
Latitude44.4179040 (N 44° 25’ 4”)
Longitude4.3356360 (E 4° 20’ 8”)
AltitudeFrom 84m to 449m
Surface area8.39 km²
Population225 inhabitants
Density26 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (56 km, 1h03)
Insee code07306
IntercommunalityCC des Gorges de l'Ardeche
DepartmentArdèche
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Grospierres6.9 km (10 min)
Ruoms7.4 km (11 min)
Saint-Alban-Auriolles8.5 km (12 min)
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc8.7 km (15 min)
Salavas10 km (18 min)
Auriolles10.1 km (15 min)
Pradons10.1 km (13 min)
Chandolas10.2 km (14 min)
Chauzon11.8 km (17 min)
Labeaume12.3 km (18 min)
Beaulieu14.2 km (17 min)
Berrias-et-Casteljau14.4 km (16 min)
Lagorce15.5 km (23 min)
Vagnas15.8 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

The Sampzon tourist heritage helps in learning a little more about the history of this charming village.

Built between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, the castle of the Bastide was burned by Protestants in the early eighteenth century before being restored a century later.

Planted at 381 meters, the rock of Sampzon serves gazebo, offering incredible views of the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc Basin and the gorges of the Ardeche.

The village of Sampzon allows to learn to many outdoor activities such as hiking, riding or cycling, swimming, canoeing or even fishing. The famous hiking trail GR4 passes near the village.

Events and festivities

In summer Sampzon hosts a charming summer market on Tuesday.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Power-assisted bike hire
Sports sensations20 € to 150 € Salavas (4.3 km)
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (4.8 km)
Relaxing at the leisure park Isla Cool Douce
Nature and the great outdoors3 € to 4 € Chauzon (6.5 km)
Show at the farm theatre
Entertainment12 € Lablachère (10 km)
Canyoning or via ferrata in Ardèche
Sports sensations39 € to 45 € Sanilhac (14.8 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (10.4 km)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (10.9 km)
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy2h30Barjac (12.2 km)
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1h30Sanilhac (13.7 km)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (23 km)

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