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Tournon-sur-Rhône

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Tournon-sur-Rhône - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche
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The Tournonais, Land of Heritage ... The history of cities located along the Rhone starts with the Celts and the Gallo-Roman counters that build (or ports) as Muzolium became Saint John of Muzols enjoying the privileged position of this region, allowing, among other by the Sweet fly into the Massif Central. In creating, the first roads and bridges first, they favored the establishment of towns and villages. Indeed, the original town of Tournon was built along a route from Lyon to the Mediterranean and the village of Boucieu-le-Roi was created near a Roman bridge over the Sweet.

It was in 817 that we find the first written record of Tournon. Under the name "Turnone", marking the official beginning of its history.

It was at this time that comes to live a rich feudal family from later called "the Counts of Tournon." They will choose to install their fortress on this rock of granite overlooking the Rhone valley. In 1308 the north Vivarais is annexed by the Kingdom of France after being land of empire since the 11th century. The Lordship of Tournon had a very wide field and enjoyed a great reputation throughout the region, among other charges by many that could have a few counts or countesses to the Court of France.

The Tournonais, Land of Traditions! This majestic vineyard extends along the Rhone valley over 1000 ha between Chavanay (42) and Guilherand-Barns (07). With an ancient tradition, the white or red wine formerly known as "Wine Purple" is tasted at the court of Charlemagne. More than 20 growers are located on the Tournonais you and share their passions during tastings to those who want it. Every Friday from May to September at 16h, the Tourist Office offers days of Tournon "Open House cellars" for individuals who want it. Privileged terroir, the Tournonais also stands out thanks to its many producers of cheeses, honey, traditional charcuterie, organic products ... This is an opportunity for unforgettable encounters with the locals.

Geographical information

MunicipalityTournon-sur-Rhône
Postcode07300
Tourism label
Latitude45.0679150 (N 45° 4’ 4”)
Longitude4.8321370 (E 4° 49’ 56”)
AltitudeFrom 115m to 508m
Surface area21.01 km²
Population11314 inhabitants
Density538 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (59 km, 47 min)
Insee code07324
IntercommunalityCC du Tournonais
DepartmentArdèche
RegionRhône-Alpes

Nearest cities & towns

Tain-l'Hermitage2.2 km (5 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Muzols2.3 km (5 min)
Mauves4.4 km (9 min)
Crozes-Hermitage5.8 km (9 min)
Vion6.2 km (9 min)
Larnage6.3 km (12 min)
Mercurol6.4 km (12 min)
Gervans6.7 km (10 min)
Glun7.2 km (10 min)
Chanos-Curson7.7 km (11 min)
Érôme8 km (12 min)
La Roche-de-Glun8.7 km (12 min)
Veaunes9 km (14 min)
Chantemerle-les-Blés9 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls

Events and festivities

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Castle Museum Tournon-sur-Rhône
Castle Museum Tournon-sur-Rhône
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Overview of common Tournon-sur-Rhône
Overview of common Tournon-sur-Rhône
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Hotel de la Tourette
Hotel de la Tourette
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Church St. Julien, former collegiate
Church St. Julien, former collegiate
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View from the castle-museum, Tournon-sur-Rhône
View from the castle-museum, Tournon-sur-Rhône
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Castle Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône
Castle Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône
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Tournon, at the confluence of the Sweet and Rhone
Tournon, at the confluence of the Sweet and Rhone
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The Sweet Valley
The Sweet Valley
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Eden Park, the Garden of Eden
Eden Park, the Garden of Eden
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Eden Park Babysitters
Eden Park Babysitters
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The laundry Eden Park
The laundry Eden Park
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The Onion Tournon-sur-Rhône
The Onion Tournon-sur-Rhône
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Eden Park, the Garden of Eden
Eden Park, the Garden of Eden
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A quiet corner Eden Park, the Garden of Eden to Tournon-sur-Rhône
A quiet corner Eden Park, the Garden of Eden to Tournon-sur-Rhône
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Weather

Tuesday 31 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 16°C
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Wednesday 1 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 9°C
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Thursday 2 april
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (24 km)
Discover the distillery Ogier
Local flavours0 € to 20 € Moras-en-Valloire (28 km)
Chocolate museum and workshop
Crafts0 € to 3 € Crest (41 km)
Treetop adventure trail in the Pilat
Sports sensations18 € Pélussin (42 km)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Nature and the great outdoors8 € Lapte (43 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Towers Trail
HikeEasy1h30Tournon-sur-Rhône
Domaine de Lorient
HikeEasy20 minMontéléger (24 km)
Panoramic circuit
Village visitIntermediate4h00Désaignes (26 km)
From Désaignes to Nozières
HikeAthletic7h00Désaignes (26 km)
The Vineyards
HikeEasy1h30Désaignes (26 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels