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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

The village of Vernoux-en-Vivarais takes place in Ardèche, in the heart of High Vivarais. It is thirty kilometers from Valencia, surrounded by rivers like Duzon. Founded in the Middle Ages around the Benedictine abbey of Cruas, the town still has a beautiful old center and an architectural heritage of the most charming. Former great bastion of Protestantism, the city still bears traces.

Visitors enjoy the charm of this old town, as well as the great interest is its geographical position. Loaded in history, the town used to learn about the traditions of this part of France and enjoy the warmth that emerges.

The surrounding landscape and nature quite present also make Vernoux-en-Vivarais a small paradise of tranquility.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.8959270 (N 44° 53’ 45”)
Longitude4.6461710 (E 4° 38’ 46”)
AltitudeFrom 360m to 949m
Surface area30.55 km²
Population1994 inhabitants
Density65 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (37 km, 44 min)
Insee code07338
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Vernoux
RegionRhône Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Châteauneuf-de-Vernoux3 km (6 min)
Silhac5.5 km (7 min)
Saint-Apollinaire-de-Rias7.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Julien-le-Roux7.1 km (14 min)
Boffres8.4 km (12 min)
Chalencon9.2 km (14 min)
Saint-Jean-Chambre9.8 km (16 min)
Saint-Maurice-en-Chalencon11 km (16 min)
Alboussière12.9 km (19 min)
Saint-Michel-de-Chabrillanoux13.1 km (20 min)
Saint-Barthélemy-Grozon13.8 km (19 min)
Gilhac-et-Bruzac15.1 km (24 min)
Dunière-sur-Eyrieux15.3 km (30 min)
Saint-Julien-Labrousse15.6 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

Former stronghold of Protestantism, the town still has Vernoux-en-Vivarais now an important architectural heritage from that era.

By discovering Vernoux-en-Vivarais, tourists can enjoy the church with the tallest steeple Ardèche with its 51 meters, or the ruins of Tourette.

The current Protestant church was built in the early nineteenth century on the remains of the first temple of the late sixteenth century. Simple in its architecture, it is one of the largest Protestant churches in France.

Built in the mid-thirteenth century, the castle of Vaussèche saw its facades and roofs listed historical monument. The fireplace in its large hall on the first floor was also listed building.

remains of walls erected in the late sixteenth century testify to the defensive side of the city at that time.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Vernoux-en-Vivarais market takes place every Thursday morning. In summer, a summer market is held on Sunday morning.

July 14, the city offers in Vernoux Day with various entertainment throughout the day and evening.

In August, the city hosts the Jazz Festival in Vivarais with several concerts.


Wednesday 26 october
Min. 16°C - Max. 16°C
Thursday 27 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 13°C
Friday 28 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Clay modelling in the Ardèche mountains
Arts and Crafts430 € Glun (18.6 km)
Upie Zoo, the colourful park!
Entertainment10 € to 14 € Upie (28 km)
Aerocanyon for families in the Ardèche Cévennes
Nature and the great outdoors38 € Labastide-sur-Bésorgues (33 km)
Visit to Lussas animal park
Entertainment5 € to 8 € Lussas (35 km)
Guided tour of a Clog-maker’s Studio
Arts and Crafts5 € to 8 € Mazet-Saint-Voy (36 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
La Dolce Via
Cycling itineraryEasy4h00Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux (10.3 km)
Saint-Jean Rock
HikeEasy3h00Gluiras (11.1 km)
Panoramic circuit
Village visitIntermediate4h00Désaignes (15 km)
From Désaignes to Nozières
HikeAthletic7h00Désaignes (15 km)
The Vineyards
HikeEasy1h30Désaignes (15 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals