Discover the "Pays de Lamastre"
Ancient medieval city, Désaignes (classified "Village of character") has preserved the architectural richness of its buildings over time... Ramparts, cobbles and castle are so many elements that will leave room for your imagination and take you back centuries!
Not to be missed: Medieval festival in mid-August
Here is a small Ardèche commune perched at an altitude of 740 metres which offers a place to 45 Farrassous (inhabitants of Lafarre) and which marvels as much by its landscapes as by its tranquility.
Nozières is a charming village located in the heart of Lamastre Country. Its church is certainly, partially dated from the XIth century, certainly has the oldest stones still present in the village. From Nozières, breathtaking panoramas await you!
Not to be missed: the raspberry festival on the first weekend in August
It is on the place of the church that this small village is animated between rivers and Ardéchois mountains. You will have all the pleasure of going to Oasis Lake for a fishing trip before meeting at the village bar with friends for some refreshments.
Don't miss: Cherry festival on the 1st Sunday of July
The 300 Saint-Prirois will say that they enjoy living in this preserved Ardèche which feeds the general quietude which reigns in this village rocked by the lapping of the river and the rustling of the leaves which fly in the wind.
Lamastre, the arrival station of the famous "Mastrou", is a lively tourist town!
Not to be missed:
Classic market (every Tuesday) and local producers market (every Saturday)
Summer concerts every Thursday in July and August
Lamas'trail early July
The big flea market at the end of July
Concerts, fairs, theatre and sporting events all year round
Here is a village that has managed to keep in place the remains 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 banks 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 village buildings that make this village unique!
Not to be missed : Basket Fair in July
Saint-Basile is a commune, formerly divided into 4 hamlets: Saint-Basile, Mounens, Lapras and Cluac. Each of these hamlets has managed to keep its atraits: church; temple; chapel... and the Basilians are proud of it!
If you find "Gilhoc-sur-Ormèze" difficult to pronounce, be aware that the village is making history for the first time under the name "Gilhoschum". Even if today the village blushes each 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 the church square, most events take place on the town hall square for obvious reasons of practicality. These nameless inhabitants, born of a recent union of the villages of "Saint-Barthélemy-le-pin" and "Grozon" take care of this village.
Not to be missed: the Boudins Fair in mid-November