Discover the large industrial history of Annonay, inventors birthplace in the north of Ardèche, through our numerous museums : hot-air balloon and Canson paper mill birthplace, French capital of coaches, city of leather and parchment, Museum of still, bargeman Museum…
1 Parchment Museum
Experience a family business listed as a Rare Craft since 2011 and approved as a Living Heritage Business in 2013.
Although chocolate is a product appreciated by all, its mysteries still have to be discovered. It is to unveil what is hidden within a square of chocolate that Valrhona decided to create the "City of Chocolate".
An interactive and multi-sensory discovery area. Valrhona's expertise will be available to everybody with the emphasis on entertainment, education and how to tickle taste buds, which will allow gourmets and professionals to explore, admire, listen, touch, smell and mainly taste chocolate in all its forms. A first floor has opened including a full-chocolate restaurant, a pastry laboratory to experience by yourself but also a space dedicated to craftsworkers from the chocolate sphere and to Valrhona history. Chocolate shop and tickets for the visit and workshops online: www.citeduchocolat.com
12 avenue du Président Roosevelt 26600 Tain-l'Hermitage
From 01/01 to 31/12/2019 Adult: 9 to 10.50 € (Morning full-price : €9 ; afternoon full-price : €10,50) Child : 7.50 to 8.50 € (Morning rate : €7 Afternoon : €8,50) Student: 8.50 to 9.50 € (Morning rate : €8,50 Aternoon : €9,50) Job seeker: 8.50 to 9.50 € (Morning rate : €8,50 Afternoon : €9,50) Large family: 31 to 34 € (2 adults + 2 children under 18 extra child : €7) Set price group adults: Please contact the group service. From 01/01 to 31/12/2020 Adult: 9 to 10.50 € Child : 7.50 to 8.50 € Student: 8.50 to 9.50 € Job seeker: 8.50 to 9.50 € Large family: 31 to 34 €. Free entry for children < 5 years. Child entry valid for 5 - 12 years. Group rate available for > 20 people. Yearly pass : adults €25 / children €20 : unlimited access to the discovery tour of the Cité du Chocolat, 10% outlet on the discovery and pastry workshops, 10% outlet at the restaurant "Comptoir Porcelana".
From 01/01 to 29/02/2020, daily. Closed exceptionally on 13/01, 14/01, 15/01, 16/01, 17/01, 18/01, 19/01 and bank holidays. Exceptionnally close to january the 19th. From 01/03 to 31/10/2020, daily. Closed exceptionally on May 1st. From 02/11/2020 to 28/02/2021, daily. Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
4 Strange Museum
Come to discover, nested at the bottom of an alley, the Strange Museum, by Odile and André Douzet.
Free to participate. Rate in appreciation of the public. For groups, rate on request.
Throughout the year, on booking only Closed on Friday.
5 Bargees' Museum
The museum is inside the Saint-Sornin chapel, a classified monument. It has three main sections: - a collection of recently uncovered religious frescoes - the necropolis church - canal transport and bargee crosses (fixed to the front of the barges).
Ancienne Eglise Saint Sornin Quai Jules Roche Sud 07340 Serrières
Free of charge. 2,5€/pers for a group (more than 20 persons) with a free sample bottle.
From 01/07 to 31/08, daily. Week : 8 am to 12 pm and 2 to 6 pm Saturday, sunday and Holy Days : 10 am to 12 pm and 2 to 6:30 pm. From 01/09 to 30/06, daily. Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th. Week : 8 am to 12 pm and 2 to 6 pm Saturday : 10 am to 12 pm and 2 to 6:30 pm Sunday and Holy Days : 2 to 6:30 pm.
10 Canson and Montgolfier paper mill Museum
The paper mill museum is in the house where the Montgolfier brothers (inventors of the hot-air balloon) were born. It brings 17th-21st century paper milling to life with machines, demos by guides and more.
Adult: 5.50 € Child: 4.20 € Group adults: 5.50 to 6.90 € Group children: 4.20 to 5.50 €. Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers. Group rate available for > 15 people.
All year round, every Wednesday and Sunday between 2.30 pm and 6 pm. July and August : everyday from 2:30 to 6 pm.
11 Espace Joseph Besset - Wheelwrighting to coachwork museum
Guided tour of 2 sites (900m) telling the story of J. Besset from his wheelwright apprenticeship to car body work and making coaches. Video room, small-scale models, vehicle exhibition. Tour option including museum and Iveco Bus.