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Here is a list of natural sites in Ardèche located in the touristic territory of Berg & Coiron. To narrow your selection use the list of criteria on the left. Click on more information for a detailed description of each site.

Church of Saint-Germain

Church of Saint-Germain

The church has a strange bell tower: a 9m high statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. It is said that it would have been built in thanks for having spared the village from an epidemic of cholera which had struck the neighboring villages.

Phone : 04 75 37 71 34

Neck Roche Chérie

Neck Roche Chérie

Located at la Roche Chérie, the neck is accessible by car in following the little hamlet. You can park you on the site. It is situed between 2 ledges of basaltic rocks. For the future: extension of the crossroads and parking.

Phone : 04 75 36 70 70

Neck Basaltique

Neck Basaltique

The Neck of Sceautres is the most important in Europe.
There is a statue of the Virgen Mary at its peck. 130m above the village, the neck, plug of the old chimney of the volcano, allows us to discover the geology of the site.

Phone : 04 75 52 44 80

Oppidum de Jastres

Oppidum de Jastres

Oppidum de Jastres-Nord is a Gallic oppidum of the barred spur type, overlooking the River Ardèche. On the accessible side, it is defended by a monumental wall showing three stages of construction.

Phone : 04 75 94 20 06

Church Saint Louis

Church Saint Louis

Desire when the village was elevated in 1284, the church, dedicated at Saint-Louis benefactor of Vivarais area, was inaugurated in 1297. During his long existence, the church has suffered a lot of reorganizations, the latest in 1995.

Phone : 04 75 94 80 09

Coulées basaltiques

Coulées basaltiques

Remarkable natural site – Basalt columnar.
Of volcanic origin, the Coiron has the shape of an oak leaf, formed by basalt
flows during volcanic eruptions that occurred.
It stretches from the Escrinet pass to the Rhône Valley and dominates the limestone lands of the lower Vivarais.

Phone : 04 75 36 72 02

Church of Mirabel

Church of Mirabel

The church of St. Etienne located at the end of the village was constructed during the latter part of the 12th century and may have been built on an earlier structure which has been referred to in writings as of 950AD.

Phone : 04 75 36 72 02

Balmes de Montbrun

Balmes de Montbrun

Thirty caves, some of them consisting of 2 levels, have been carved into different places in the cliffs. You can still see how people once lived in the caves: beams, staircases, coves, skylights, gutters, grooving and seating.

Phone : 04 75 94 89 28

Statue de Sainte Raöne

Statue de Sainte Raöne

A very touching story: It has been said that since old times this statue (the Virgen Mary with the Child Jesus) was sculpted by a young shepherd of the Bas-Montbrun area in a cherry grove.

Phone : 04 75 36 72 67

Church of Lussas

Church of Lussas

The first church in Lussas dedicated to Notre Dame was founded in 537, it is one of the 2nd churches that were constructed during the 12th century but destroyed during the 19th century. Therefore, the current church was built not long after that.

Phone : 04 75 94 20 06

Museum Olivier de Serres Label Vignobles et DécouvertesAccessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

Museum Olivier de Serres

Experience 16th century farming through the seasons thanks to the texts written by Olivier de Serres, an icon of modern agronomy. Guided and commented tours.
Classified an ‘Etape Savoureuse’ of Ardèche. Come and sample wines, juice, and goat cheese of the farm.

Phone : 04 75 36 76 56

Dolmen at Mias

Dolmen at Mias

Neolithic dolmen of Mias.
Ardèche is one of the departments with the most dolmens. This Breton name means “stone table”, they are funerary monuments. They appear in 2500 years before J-C, end of the Neolithic and in the Bronze Age.

Phone : 04 75 94 20 06

Remains of the Royal Bastide

Remains of the Royal Bastide

Discover the remains of the Bastide Royale, in the heart of Villeneuve de Berg
The Bastide Royale was created in 1284 by a deed of betrothal between Philippe III le Hardi, King of France, and the Abbot of Mazan.
This established royal justice over the whole of the Bas Vivarais and built a new town with its ramparts, its corner towers, its war gate or gate of honour adorned with the coat of arms of the town, its royal house, now the town hall (under the courtroom you can visit the prisons). Ancient sundials can be seen in the streets of the village.

Phone : 04 75 94 80 09