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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Haute-Loire

The common Riotord is located in Haute-Loire to the limits of the Ardèche and the Loire. It is located on the western flank of the Cevennes (Tracol neck) and Park boundary Pilat.

The town was divided under the old regime between Forez (about 3 / 4) and the Velay but depended on the diocese of Le Puy.

Forest Land (Taillard or size), it developed the timber industry (sawmills) and then with his power potential in the textile industry (milling, weaving, dyeing and printing).

Geographical information

Latitude45.2318260 (N 45° 13’ 55”)
Longitude4.4008350 (E 4° 24’ 3”)
AltitudeFrom 791m to 1369m
Surface area51.88 km²
Population1211 inhabitants
Density23 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLe Puy-en-Velay (57 km, 58 min)
Insee code43163
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Montfaucon
TerritoryAuvergne, Massif Central

Nearest cities & towns

Marlhes6.8 km (9 min)
Dunières7.7 km (9 min)
Saint-Régis-du-Coin8.1 km (13 min)
Saint-Julien-Molhesabate10.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Sauveur-en-Rue10.7 km (11 min)
Montfaucon-en-Velay11.4 km (12 min)
Jonzieux12.9 km (16 min)
Raucoules13 km (16 min)
Montregard13.3 km (17 min)
Saint-Romain-Lachalm14.6 km (15 min)
Saint-Genest-Malifaux15.1 km (17 min)
Saint-Pal-de-Mons16 km (21 min)
Bourg-Argental17.2 km (18 min)
Saint-Just-Malmont18.7 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Claves former Cistercian abbey, founded in 1175. She keeps a church from the sixteenth to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, adorned with an altarpiece of the 17th century and an architectural decoration and trompe l'oeil. A medieval garden adjoins the. Site has preserved all the characters and a Cistercian flora preserved. Many walks possible.

Park Sol-Public Art: Sculpture Park, large communal area, 50 modern works from March to December multimaterial m high. Free access, guided tours by international artist Gustav Schubotz. Booking every Sunday from 16h to 18h at the Office de Tourisme de Montfaucon or by calling directly from the artist at 28 June 2004 27 81.

Ecomuseum Boutières-Pilat: visits by appointment at +33 6 86 66 12 87.

Greenway route using the old railway.

Visitor center and activities Claver (national base Neutrals Scouts of France). Home for all. Enquiries +33 4 71 75 38 60.

Events and festivities

Medieval festival from August 15 to Claves.


Sol-Art Sculpture Park in Riotord
Sol-Art Sculpture Park in Riotord
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Sunday 24 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 20°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 18°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Trip on the Velay Express, historic steam railway
Entertainment15 € to 18 € Raucoules (9.6 km)
Trapper evening in a Finnish cabin
Entertainment8 € Lapte (12.3 km)
Segway trip
Entertainment30 € Tence (15.7 km)
Hot-air balloon flight in the Ardèche
Nature and the great outdoors169 € to 210 € Annonay (22 km)
Tour of a sustainable saffron farm
Local flavours1 € to 6 € La Gimond (36 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Le Chirat Blanc
HikeAthletic7h35Saint-Julien-Vocance (10.2 km)
Walk around Devesset Lake
HikeEasy1h30Devesset (18.2 km)
La Croix de Chirol
HikeAthletic4h10Saint-Marcel-lès-Annonay (18.7 km)
Le Montmiandon
HikeEasy3h20Annonay (20 km)
Le lac du Ternay
HikeIntermediate2h05Saint-Marcel-lès-Annonay (20 km)


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