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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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Hermitage Tournonais Tournon-sur-Rhône side is a land of heritage... The story of the cities located along the Rhone starts with Celtic and Gallo-Roman who build counters (or ports) as Muzolium became Saint John of Muzols enjoying instead privileged in the region, allowing among other by the Sweet go back into the Massif Central. By 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 linking Lyon to the Mediterranean and the village of Boucieu-le-Roi was created near a Roman bridge over the Doux.

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

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

Hermitage Tournonais Tournon-sur-Rhône side is a Traditions of Earth! This majestic vineyard extends along the Rhone valley over 1 000 ha between Chavanay (42) and Guilherand-Granges (07). With an ancestral tradition, white or red wine once called "Mauves wine" is tasted at the court of Charlemagne. More than 20 winemakers are located on the Tournonais and make you share their passions during tastings to those who want it. Every Friday in July and August at 17h, the Tourist Office offers Hermitage Tournonais days "Meet the winemakers' individual wishing. Privileged terroir, the Hermitage Tournonais territory is also distinguished through its many cheese producers, honey, traditional charcuterie, organic products that you can find at gourmet walks between the two shores in July-August and many other guided tours offered by the Tourist Office... This is the opportunity of 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
Population11423 inhabitants
Density543 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (59 km, 47 min)
Insee code07324
IntercommunalityCC Hermitage-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

Photos

Tournon-sur-Rhône Castle Museum
Tournon-sur-Rhône Castle Museum
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Tournon-sur-Rhône the common global view
Tournon-sur-Rhône the common global view
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Hotel Tourette
Hotel Tourette
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Church St. Julien, former collegiate
Church St. Julien, former collegiate
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View from the Castle Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône
View from the Castle Museum of Tournon-sur-Rhône
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Tournon-sur-Rhône Château- museum
Tournon-sur-Rhône Château- museum
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Tournon, at the confluence of Doux and Rhône
Tournon, at the confluence of Doux and Rhône
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the Doux Valley
the Doux Valley
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garden of Eden
garden of Eden
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Eden Park Babysitters
Eden Park Babysitters
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Lavoir from Eden
Lavoir from Eden
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Tournon-sur-Rhône of onion
Tournon-sur-Rhône of onion
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garden of Eden
garden of Eden
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A peaceful corner of the garden of Eden to Tournon-sur-Rhône
A peaceful corner of the garden of Eden to Tournon-sur-Rhône
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Weather

Tuesday 4 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 31°C
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Wednesday 5 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 33°C
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Thursday 6 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 33°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 Ogier distillery
Local flavours0 € to 20 € Moras-en-Valloire (28 km)
Raku pottery and kiln firing lessons
Well-being30 € Saint-Martin-le-Colonel (37 km)
Chocolate museum and workshop
Crafts0 € to 3 € Crest (41 km)
Treetop adventure trail in the Pilat
Sports sensations18 € Pélussin (42 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