Discover Ardèche Grand Air houses and castles demonstrating the historic past of the surroundings.
1 Célestins castle
Célestin castle-monastery, established by Cardinal Bertrand, was the headquarters and the refuge of the Catholics. The Célestin convent was destroyed by the Huguenots in 1560, then reconstructed in 1655.
Free entry for children < 12 years. Group rate available for > 10 people. Little tour (45 min) : 3€, big tour (90 min) : 6€ Half-price for students and 12/18 years.
From 01/10/2018 to 30/06/2019, daily. On booking (for groups with 10 people at least). From 01/07 to 31/07/2019. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Morning : little tour : 10 am, big tour : 11 am Afternoon : little tours : 2, 3, 5:45 pm and big tour : 4 pm. From 01/09 to 30/09/2019. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Morning : little tour : 10 am, big tour : 11 am Afternoon : little tours : 2, 3, 5:45 pm and big tour : 4 pm.
5 Vocance castle
This building is registered on the inventory of Historic monuments. Its origin is quoted from 790. It was a considerable place of defense. Dismantled in 1586, a single Renaissance part remains.
From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. Private property, no visit allowed.
6 Varagnes domain
Magnificent property having belonged to Marc Seguin. There are a large park, a greenhouse with mural paintings, a chapel, laboratories, a library, an observatory..., all register as Historic Monuments since 1992.