Proud of its past, the village of Soyons introduces visitors to the historic center with old streets, a few meters from the Rhone, and offers hikers a botanical walk, leaning tower and its view overlooking the valley at about 250 meters altitude.
This is also a journey through time that offers Soyons, revealing in his basement and its massive limestone, imprints left by our ancestors.
Indeed, the village has Soyons exceptional archaeological heritage. The archaeological site of human occupation attested from prehistory to the present day without interruption. The caves and the archaeological museum are the outstanding witnesses. So, have succeeded the Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon people Neolithic and Metal Age and Roman and medieval. The village's name comes from Soïo, the goddess worshiped by a Gallic tribe who made his capital Soyons.
On the site, you discover two prehistoric caves and concretions: the Grotto of Nero and the Fox Hole. The first monument, invites you to a trip into prehistory, while the Fox Hole plunges us into the underground world and provides access to a magnificent network of stalactites and stalagmites.
Located in the heart of the village, the museum labeled "Museum of France" presents the archaeological collections which are mostly the result of excavations carried out in and around Soyons. It traces the life of man from prehistory to the Middle Ages.