Everyone has his place
Find your place aboard the Mastrou, the Dolce Via, the Village de caractère de Désaignes... Don't stay stuck but move to the Pays de Lamastre, discover the Ardèche, enjoy what it has to offer for a successful holiday !
Discover the 22 hikes in the Lamastre area on our hiking portal and on the "Rando Monts d'Ardèche" application. The topoguide is also on sale.
A stopover on many of the permanent routes of the Ardéchoise and at the start of the Dolce Via, the Lamastre region welcomes cycling enthusiasts in all it...
La Dolce Via
90 km of soft track, in the heart of the preserved landscapes and the great natural spaces of the Ardèche. Accessible from the...
The famous Ardèche train from Lamastre! To spend an unforgettable day of vacations, board the steam train at the departure.
Village with character
A medieval interlude in the heart of the Ardèche in the village of character: Désaignes. Both the visit of the village and the castle will give you a comp...
Orientation course3 orientation courses exist to discover the city in a playful and free way. Maps are available at the Tourist Office.
The best place to fill up with vitamins!
Tuesday : Lamastre
Some Wednesdays : Grozon
Saturday : Lamastre
Sunday : Gilhoc-sur-Ormèze
What are we doing tonight? This weekend? This week ? All the events of the Pays de Lamastre are here !
From place to place
Ancient medieval city, Désaignes (classified "Village de caractère") has preserved the architectural richness of its buildings over the years... Ramparts, cobblestones and castle are so many elements that will leave room for your imagination and take you back centuries!
Don't miss: Medieval festival in mid-August
Here is a small Ardèche commune perched at an altitude of 740 meters which offers a place to 45 Farrassous (inhabitants of Lafarre) and which amazes as much by its landscapes as by its tranquility.
Nozières is a charming village located in the heart of the Lamastre area. Its church is partially dated from the XIth century and has certainly the oldest stones still present in the village. From Nozières, breathtaking panoramas await you!
It is on the church square that this small village cradled between rivers and Ardéchois mountains comes alive. You will have all the pleasure to go to the Oasis Lake for a fishing party before finding yourself at the village bar with friends for some refreshments.
Don't miss: Cherry festival on the 1st Sunday of July
The 300 or so inhabitants of Saint-Priège will say that they enjoy living in this preserved Ardèche, which feeds the general calm that reigns in this village lulled by the lapping of the river and the rustling of the leaves that fly in the wind.
Lamastre, arrival station of the famous "Mastrou", is a lively tourist town !
Not to be missed:
- Classic market (every Tuesday) and local farmers' market (every Saturday)
- Summer concerts every Thursday in July and August
- The Lamas'trail in early July
- The big flea market at the end of July
- Concerts, fairs, theater and sporting events all year round
Here is a village that has managed to keep in place the vestiges of a rich local history. Fountains, castles, church, calvaries... so many elements which testify to the religious cleavage present at the time in Ardèche.
Built on a rocky spur on the edge of the river "le Doux", it is on the church square that the character of the village is displayed! It is certainly the specific architecture of the buildings of the village which make this village unique!
Not to be missed: The basket fair in July
Saint-Basile is a commune, formerly separated in 4 hamlets: Saint-Basile, Mounens, Lapras and Cluac. Each one of these hamlets has kept its attractions : church, temple, chapel... and the Basilians are proud of it !
If you find "Gilhoc-sur-Ormèze" difficult to pronounce, you should know that this village first went down in history as "Gilhoschum". Even if today the village blushes every summer thanks to the numerous cherry crops, it should be remembered that this village knew the "golden age of the peach tree" from 1950 to 1970.
If the heart of the village is located on the church square, most of the events take place on the town hall square for obvious reasons of practicality. These unnamed inhabitants, born from a recent union of the villages of "Saint-Barthélemy-le-pin" and "Grozon" take care of this village.
Don't miss: the Black Pudding Fair in mid-November