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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

The village, located on the right bank of the gorges of Ardeche, boasts a landscape of geological and archaeological sights remarkable.

It speaks in the 11th century tower of the Priory of Virac to monitor access to the ancient road on the Pont d'Arc, a natural arch on the Ardeche. In the late 14th century that the castle and the village of Roure appeared. This castle, historic monument, was the witness of the religious wars in Vivarais, but also a great sericulture (silkworm rearing). On March 3, 1944, the hamlet of droppings was unfortunately the victim of Nazism, the residents were shot and the village burned.

Today the village is being classified villages of character of the department of Ardeche.

Geographical information

Latitude44.3510530 (N 44° 21’ 4”)
Longitude4.4024300 (E 4° 24’ 9”)
AltitudeFrom 40m to 408m
Surface area23.32 km²
Population282 inhabitants
Density12 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (43 mi, 1h15)
Insee code07113
IntercommunalityCC des Gorges de l'Ardèche

Nearest cities & towns

Vagnas2.3 mi (6 min)
Salavas4.5 mi (9 min)
Orgnac-l'Aven4.8 mi (10 min)
Barjac5.2 mi (12 min)
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc5.7 mi (13 min)
Bessas7.4 mi (19 min)
Saint-Privat-de-Champclos7.8 mi (18 min)
Le Garn8.2 mi (18 min)
Lagorce9.1 mi (19 min)
Montclus9.5 mi (24 min)
Saint-Jean-de-Maruéjols-et-Avéjan9.8 mi (20 min)
Laval-Saint-Roman10 mi (22 min)
Issirac10.1 mi (24 min)
Saint-Sauveur-de-Cruzières10.4 mi (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest



Chemin du Chateau
Chemin du Chateau
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Wednesday 21 november
Min. 7°C - Max. 12°C
Thursday 22 november
Min. 8°C - Max. 15°C
Friday 23 november
Min. 10°C - Max. 13°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Many tours walking or biking. Passage GR4.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoe-kayak on the Ardèche, suitable for all
Sports sensations19 € to 45 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (3.3 mi)
Canoe-kayak hire in the Ardèche Gorges
Sports sensations19 € to 45 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (3.7 mi)
Discover the Ardèche Gorges by canoe
Nature and the great outdoors28 € to 155 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (3.8 mi)
Canoe kayak on the Ardèche
Sports sensations13 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (3.8 mi)
Horse ride in Païolive wood
Sports sensations20 € Berrias-et-Casteljau (9.7 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy1h45Barjac (4 mi)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (11.8 mi)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (12.1 mi)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (12.5 mi)
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1h30Sanilhac (14.2 mi)


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