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Désaignes

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Désaignes - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche
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Listed as a Character Village, the medieval village of Désaignes, in the heart of the Doux Valley, invites you to explore evidence of its eventful past. Once you have passed through one of its three medieval gates, stroll along the picturesque lanes lined with ancient houses. On your walk, admire its Romanesque church, its Gothic abodes, its Protestant temple and its 14th-century Castle. A museum devoted to local history and rural life in former times can be found in the castle, which has a spiral staircase and imposing chimneys.

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Désaignes

Located on a track and figure Roman, one of the few who joined the Rhone valley to the Auvergne, the Gallo-Roman village was known very early in development that has a medieval capitals Vivarais. The many territorial conflicts have turned into a walled city whose ramparts remain, a military fortress of the 12th century, a castle of the fourteenth, a church of the seventeenth, with narrow streets, old gates, squares and peaceful atmosphere special . Religious wars have also strongly marked the area and explains the presence of an important temple built on a castle.

Agricultural land in a mountainous country very hilly - 380 to 1100 meters - that agriculture is still very present with productions of various meats, chestnuts and goat cheeses AOC, various fruits ... In recent years this country has gradually opened up to tourism through the opening of private structures and major tourist events: festivals, fairs and events.

Things to see and do

The long history of the village he left a rich heritage composed of monuments which have been gradually restored. Site registered since 1972 in the inventory of Historic Monuments, he received in 2007 the label of Village Character.

Partner of the municipality, the Office of Tourism offers tours of the medieval village and castle of the 14th century with its museum of rural life and displays that are installed. Added to the church and the temple with its venerable organ, the discovery of the oven in the cobbler's workshop and cellar tasting of local products with local producers.

The nature lovers to explore this area through more than 200 km of marked trails on foot, but also ATV (possibility of renting ATVs) or horse (riding stables 1 km from town).

The River Sweet is converted into water level of supervised swimming and fishing for trout is a particularly popular practice of some athletes.

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Events and festivities

The year of the town and its inhabitants is punctuated by events of various kinds.

Early May is the Ardeche, mountain running, the championship round of the discipline with more than a thousand international competitors.

In July, the producers have their own festival of the cherry and picodon.

In August, the place where all the medieval village recovers within a day's medieval grandeur.

During the summer months - July to August - the temple for 40 years, six hosts classical music concerts, two venerable organ of 1900 and 1930 are at the origin.

Late October is the big show and the chestnut whose village has become a mecca in the department.

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View of the village from the vines
View of the village from the vines
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The 14th century castle
The 14th century castle
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Place de la Mairie
Place de la Mairie
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On the walls, the door Janot
On the walls, the door Janot
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The Court of wells
The Court of wells
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The staircase of over 600 years
The staircase of over 600 years
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The castle kitchen
The castle kitchen
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Village
Village
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Hikers crossing Castle Vergier
Hikers crossing Castle Vergier
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Sub-wood to the stream of Grisard
Sub-wood to the stream of Grisard
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shoemaker's workshop
shoemaker's workshop
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The medieval festival: the parade riding
The medieval festival: the parade riding
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Day medieval battle on the area of the castle
Day medieval battle on the area of the castle
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Concerts d ' been to the temple
Concerts d ' been to the temple
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Place Village 1900
Place Village 1900
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work in the vineyards by 1900
work in the vineyards by 1900
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