21.5km from the campsite
Episcopal city since the ruin of Alba in the 5th century, when the bishops settled permanently on the steep rock, easy to defend, overlooking the Rhône. At the same time, the city became the capital of Vivarais and the bishop, true master of half the country, fought for its independence until its annexation to the crown in the 14th century. However, he retains his title of Count of Viviers and Prince of Donzere and Châteauneuf. Viviers is a city full of attractions, which hardly reveals the crossing of the national road. You have to enter and stroll there. Old houses abound there and if the most famous is this knight's house from the Renaissance period, By chance of the steep alleys of the upper town and the streets of the lower town, we will discover many houses from the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, the most beautiful of which is undoubtedly the Hôtel de Tourville.
Outside the old town, the bishopric, the Notre-Dame du Rhône church, the Hôtel de Roqueplane - transformed into a town hall - are works of the 18th century, by the architect of Avignon, J-B. Frank. Vast gardens decorate these buildings. Of the Saint-Vincent cathedral, built by Bishop Léger, next to the old tower, only the side walls of the nave remain. The choir was destroyed in the 16th century to be rebuilt in the style of the day under Bishop Claude de Tournon. It is one of the masterpieces of Flamboyant Gothic. As for the bell tower which dominates the old houses of Châteauvieux, it keeps its ground floor from the Romanesque period, a first floor extended by an apse forming the Saint-Michel chapel, as well as a second floor. The upper storey with aliasing and watchtower was erected at the end of the 14th century for defensive purposes. From the platform one embraces a vast panorama going from the valley of the Rhone to the roofs of the old town.
“Les Truffières” campsite
252 Impasse Les Truffières
07700 Saint Marcel d´Ardèche
Latitude: 44.3443 ° N
Longitude: 4.6054209 ° E
Copyright SARL Soulier Family's
Created in 1961, Camping les Truffieres is managed by Valerie and Stéphane Soulier, and offers outdoor or traditional hotel services, reception, a Pub, a gourmet restaurant, mobile home rental and location all year round.
The campsite is listed as an camping ardeche on the Ardèche Découverte tourist guide.
It is also on camping ardeche.