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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Balazuc - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Perched on a cliff overlooking the River Ardèche, the superb village of Balazuc has restored its heritage remarkably well. A former stronghold of the lords of Balazuc, this characterful little village, with its rich medieval past, is today listed amongst the most beautiful villages in France. A charming labyrinth of tortuous streets interspersed by arched passages, arcades and stairways, to be enjoyed on foot, during a delightful stroll...It's also a chance to admire its two beautiful buildings, listed as historic monuments: the feudal Castle, remodelled many times, and the Romanesque church of St Magdalen, which is a venue for concerts and exhibitions of paintings in summer. Then head for the bridge over the Ardèche, crossing to the other side to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the village looking like a picture postcard...

The area's other attractions include a beach for people to enjoy river bathing, a river sports centre offering canoe and kayak rides down the Ardèche, as well as a centre for education about the environment and sustainable development, situated at the Viel Audon hamlet co-operative, which is accessible in fifteen minutes on foot, along a path by the river.

Additional information

Balazuc, a small village of about 370 inhabitants, is situated between Aubenas and Ruoms.

Things to see and do

The Romanesque church of the 12th century. It houses exhibits during the tourist season. You can also climb on top, on the terrace for a view over the rooftops of Balazuc and river.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

Every Tuesday evening in July and August, to 18h, small farmers' market at the entrance of Balazuc. So you can buy local products such as goat cheese, honey, fruits and vegetables, bread ...


One of the most beautiful villages of France
One of the most beautiful villages of France
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Place of the old church
Place of the old church
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Facade Balazuc
Facade Balazuc
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Around Balazuc: sites except the Pont d'Arc, the gorges of Ardeche, the Devil's Bridge, the waterfall of Ray Pic, Vive Font ... Classified and villages to visit such as Vogue, Labeaume, Saint-Montan, Antraigues Vinezac ...


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