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Chambonas - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Chambonas is located between Happy Ardeche, Villefort and Saint-Ambroix, 2 km Vans, on the banks of Chassezac at the crossroads of footpaths and the Cevennes GR4.

It is a picturesque village with old houses set on a rocky outcrop near the Chassezac. It has a particularly good situation and a rich historic heritage. Bridge Chambonas is the largest medieval bridge department of Ardeche. The castle of the thirteenth, 16th and 17th dazzles with five terraces of the park to the French mid-eighteenth century.

Geographical information

Latitude44.4169200 (N 44° 25’ 1”)
Longitude4.1287310 (E 4° 7’ 43”)
AltitudeFrom 121m to 409m
Surface area12.08 km²
Population868 inhabitants
Density71 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (65 km, 1h13)
Insee code07050
IntercommunalityCC Pays des Vans en Cévennes

Nearest cities & towns

Les Vans2 km (6 min)
Les Salelles4.6 km (11 min)
Chassagnes5.5 km (10 min)
Gravières6 km (11 min)
Payzac6.7 km (11 min)
Les Assions7.4 km (12 min)
Saint-Pierre-Saint-Jean8 km (13 min)
Saint-Genest-de-Beauzon9.7 km (15 min)
Faugères10.7 km (16 min)
Casteljau10.8 km (16 min)
Berrias-et-Casteljau12.3 km (18 min)
Lablachère12.7 km (16 min)
Banne12.9 km (19 min)
Malarce-sur-la-Thines13.2 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

To visit the Romanesque church of the 12th: nave, carved frieze outside.

A view from the outside only: the castle with its French gardens designed by Le Nôtre (or, more likely, by his students). The bridge (on Chassezac) built in the 13th by the monks of Saint-Gilles, who was destroyed and rebuilt in the sixteenth.

Living Museum of the pig, in the 15th and 17th buildings: mini-farm dedicated to everything that revolves around the pig: mythology, folk art, cinema, and various miscellaneous items.

Places of interest



Twelfth century bridge, Chambonas
Twelfth century bridge, Chambonas
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View of Chambonas and the castle
View of Chambonas and the castle
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Castle Heritage Day
Castle Heritage Day
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Tuesday 11 may
Min. 11°C - Max. 18°C
Wednesday 12 may
Min. 6°C - Max. 19°C
Thursday 13 may
Min. 9°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse ride in Païolive wood
Sports sensations20 € Berrias-et-Casteljau (7.3 km)
Canyoning or via ferrata in Ardèche
Sports sensations42 € to 70 € Sanilhac (16.4 km)
Canyoning in Ardèche
Sports sensations36 € to 117 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (20 km)
Canoe kayak on the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoorsVallon-Pont-d'Arc (21 km)
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 165 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (21 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Corniche Casteljau
HikeEasy1h30Casteljau (4.6 km)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (8.5 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (8.6 km)
The lost trails
HikeIntermediate5h00Bonnevaux (10.3 km)
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1h30Sanilhac (15.4 km)


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