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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
Population971 inhabitants
Density80 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (65 km, 1:13)
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 12th century Romanesque church: single nave, sculpted exterior frieze.

To be seen from the outside only: the castle with its formal gardens designed by Le Nôtre (or, more likely, by his students). The bridge (over the Chassezac) built in the 13th century by the monks of Saint-Gilles, which was destroyed and rebuilt in the 16th century.

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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Wednesday 28 february
Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C
Thursday 29 february
Min. 6°C - Max. 15°C
Friday 1 march
Min. 5°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe kayak ride down the Chassezac
Sports sensations16 € Chassagnes (3.3 km)
Via Corda trail at the Jardin d'Endieu - Beginner level - Ardèche
Sports sensations49 € Berrias-et-Casteljau (6.7 km)
Canyoning in the Chassezac Gorges
Sports sensations35 € Casteljau (6.9 km)
Horse ride in Païolive wood
Sports sensations10 € to 42 € Berrias-et-Casteljau (7.7 km)
Thrilling Bas Chassezac canyoning circuit in Ardèche - Half day
Sports sensations55 € Pied-de-Borne (13.1 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Corniche Casteljau
HikeEasy1:30Casteljau (4.6 km)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1:15Lablachère (8.5 km)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2:30Lablachère (8.6 km)
The lost trails
HikeIntermediate5:00Bonnevaux (10.3 km)
Between ridges and forests
HikeIntermediate2:30Beaumont (13.8 km)


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