Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Ardèche river, the former stronghold of the "Lords of Balazuc" has retained many traces of its medieval past.
Classified among France's most beautiful villages, Balazuc is located in the South of Ardèche in the Rhône-Alpes region.
This charming village can easily be explores on foot thanks to its beautiful alleyways and archways, leading you to discover its magnificent architectural ensembles. To appreciate Balazuc as a whole, take the bridge that crosses over the Ardèche and take in a stunning view of the village.
Not to be missed
- The Romanesque church of Sainte Madeleine
- The sarcophagus: a replica of the Gallo-Roman sarcophagus found in the hamlet of the Salles that is currently on display at the Museum of Gallo-Roman Civilization in Lyon.
- The 12th century square donjon which houses an Information Point over the summer.
- The picturesque hamlet of Viel Audon: accessible via a footpath (15 minute walk) along the Ardèche. It was just restored 35 years ago, breathing new life into the hamlet abandoned a century ago. . A shop is open year-round, offering products made at the farm onsite: goat cheese, syrup and herbed salts, honey and more.
In the surrounding area
- The Gorges of Ardèche and Pont d'Arc are renowned worldwide. Its winding canyon alone is a natural, open-air museum.
- The Chauvet Cave located near the natural arch of the Pont d'Arc, has 420 animal representations (paintings, prints).
By plane: The Avignon airport is closest to Balazuc (79 km away), and the airports of Montpellier (108km), Grenoble (122km) and Marseille (136km) are also options.
By train : TGV station in Valence to Balazuc station.
By bus : Connection at Valence / Balazuc.
Information point in July and August: +33 (0)4 75 37 75 60
City hall: +33 (0)4 75 37 75 08