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Chirols is a typical village located between the two high valleys of the Ardeche and the Fontaulière composed of several hamlets along the Sainte-Marguerite mountain. You can access the village directly from the dam of Pont de Veyrières (next to the Écomusée du moulinage)

Enjoy the view from the top of Sainte Marguerite mountain (987m) and its great point of view on the Massif Central and even if you’re lucky enough on sunny days, you would take a glimpse of the Alps

Fun fact, J. Cesar went through the Fontaulière valley to fight Vercingetorix ! You can observe an open-view on this valley from the village main square.

Outdoor activities : fishing, hiking

Discover the Écomusée du moulinage, and learn more about the history of a the silk industry in Ardeche through the story of Marie Louise. More than 400²m exhibition with documentary movies, fresks, lights and even real silk worm cocoons !


Throughout the year : open daily.


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Village of Chirols
Village of Chirols
Village of Chirols
Village of Chirols
Village of Chirols
Village of Chirols