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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Meyras - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Village character, midway between the Ardeche Mountains and Gorges of the Ardèche, Aubenas 15 kilometers from the RN 102 towards Le Puy and the heart of Parc Naturel Régional des Monts d'Ardèche Meyras, offers, in a calm and relaxing, a real cure of nature. You will find the streets and alleys of Meyras twelve scenes painted trompe l'oeil, depicting village life in the 1920s.

To guide you in your journey, the panels are installed in some streets, but you can buy the accompanying documents, from the Tourist Office or the Office of Animation.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.6810370 (N 44° 40’ 52”)
Longitude4.2671760 (E 4° 16’ 2”)
AltitudeFrom 298m to 880m
Surface area12.31 km²
Population979 inhabitants
Density79 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (28 mi, 48 min)
Insee code07156
IntercommunalityCC Ardèche des Sources et Volcans

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Pierre-de-Colombier2.5 mi (7 min)
Pont-de-Labeaume2.7 mi (7 min)
Chirols3.5 mi (11 min)
Thueyts3.9 mi (9 min)
Montpezat-sous-Bauzon4.2 mi (9 min)
Jaujac4.7 mi (12 min)
Lalevade-d'Ardèche5.2 mi (12 min)
Burzet5.7 mi (12 min)
Fabras5.8 mi (13 min)
Saint-Cirgues-de-Prades6 mi (16 min)
Juvinas6.5 mi (19 min)
Barnas6.5 mi (13 min)
Prades6.9 mi (16 min)
Labastide-sur-Bésorgues8.3 mi (23 min)
La Souche8.4 mi (19 min)

Things to see and do

The Romans founded baths, medieval castles are high, geology and volcanism have sculpted landscapes.

Meyras, medieval village, you can also appreciate its historical and architectural heritage: Romanesque church of St. Etienne (12th century tower), castles Ventadour (possibility to visit in July and August) and Hautségure (private), High Street (with beautiful Renaissance buildings in stone?).

After the Grand Street, facing the parking lot of the Alembic (North Village), former relay mule and his pigeon.

Inside the location of the parking place of the Champs de Mars, take the Grand Street and 30 m of multiservice right. During the wars of religion (sixteenth century), it was easy to know what religion belonged to his neighbor! Coeur place: Catholic Heart upside: Protestant!

Meyras direction Montpezat: Before the end of the town turn left onto the small road towards the mallet then Thueyts (200 m): Peter used to reheat food at safe temperatures through hot coals deposited.

The "choke-damp" resurgence of carbon dioxide, is located on the site spa Neyrac-les-Bains, specializes in treating skin diseases and rheumatism.

In the heart of Parc Naturel Régional des Monts d'Ardèche, the area offers a remarkable biodiversity of over 1,400 plant species listed.

Castle Ventadour (twelfth century) stands at 373 m altitude, at the intersection of two valleys, the Fontaulière and Ardeche, sentinel guarding the entrance to the town of Meyras.

Castle Ventadour until the revolution, the castle was called Castle Meyras the name of the village located two kilometers. The name of Ventadour is much more recent. It appears in the text after the revolution and to the original family name, undoubtedly the most powerful that the castle has belonged: The Ventadour, dukes and peers of France, probably the last of the castle owners have lived there . Guided tours in July and August to September and October daily from 9am to 12pm and from 14h to 19h except on Saturday morning and Sunday morning.

The association "In Search of discovery" suggests you discover the village character of Meyras. A host of countries will guide you on the path of "murals" and open for you, the drawers of his cabinet stories. You will lead a stroll out of the ordinary in the city's most authentic medieval village. From the church of Saint Etienne at the laundry, another way to immerse yourself in the gentle atmosphere of mysterious Meyras at sunset ...

Places of interest

Information points


Meyras, medieval village
Meyras, medieval village
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castle Ventadour
castle Ventadour
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Meyras village character
Meyras village character
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Sunday 22 july
Min. 15°C - Max. 26°C
Monday 23 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 29°C
Tuesday 24 july
Min. 17°C - Max. 31°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Ecomuseum Spinning at Chirols: In a site characteristic of the early 19th century, basically a large shady park along the Fontaulière, come walk in the new museum, completely renovated, the Living Museum of Spinning. In the cool of the "factory", a scenic course presents the skill of throwing. For over three centuries, this industry, nestled in the valleys, made the Ardèche a major industrial departments of France. Models, multimedia, documentary film, frescoes visual environments and highlighted participate in a discovery fun and educational for all audiences. Open from April to November every day except Tuesdays from 14h to 19h.

"On my way an artist goes," Art and Nature Trail to Jaujac.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canyoning or via ferrata in Ardèche
Sports sensations39 € to 45 € Sanilhac (10 mi)
Visit to Lussas animal park
Entertainment6 € to 9 € Lussas (11.4 mi)
Show at the farm theatre
Entertainment12 € Lablachère (15.8 mi)
Horse ride in Païolive wood
Sports sensations20 € Berrias-et-Casteljau (19.9 mi)
Canoe kayak on the Ardèche
Sports sensations13 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (20 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
HikeIntermediate3h00Montpezat-sous-Bauzon (3.6 mi)
Upper Blajoux Valley
HikeEasy1h30Sanilhac (10.8 mi)
Don Rock
HikeEasy3h00Albon-d'Ardèche (12.5 mi)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (15.3 mi)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (15.5 mi)


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