Lyon & surroundings in north Ardeche
All around, the Ardeche’s nature offers all sort of temptations: climbing, jaunts by foot or horse.
Here, culture is never far from the nature. Musee des Mariniers (Serrieres), Musee de l’Alambic (Saint Desirat) or Musee de la Papeterie (Annonay). We can cross the Rhone at Andance, on one of the oldest suspension bridge of France. Meditate in the beautiful Romanesque church of Champagne. Visit the wild animals of the safari park of Peaugres.
Dream you are floating in the sky of the high Vivarais mountains where the hot air baloon was invented by the de Mongolfier brothers in 1783. Or, even, give oneself an "air baptism" in the care of a local aeronaut. Or, why not visit the cellars of the winemakers dotted around the hills to the south in the trail of the best Cotes-du-Rhones – Saint Joseph, Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage producers?
It sounds like a cliché, but: Thorrenc, once known, cannot be forgotten.
The most ancient vestige of Roman urbanization and evidence of Lyon’s power in the Gallo-Roman period is Fourvière Hill, with its Roman theater, (...)
The safari park of Peaugres - ardeche The "drive-through park" to be visited in one’s own vehicle, which will take about ¾ of an hour. The Safari (...)