Come and discover Ardèche in one of its most charming villages
Chalencon, city of character, located in the Natural Park of the mounts of Ardèche, is a medieval village, 30 kilometers west of Valence. The village overlooks the Eyrieux river valley from the north between Le Cheylard and Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut. To the north of Chalencon extends the plateau of Vernoux-en-Vivarais.
Small city of character
Perched on its hill, Chalencon invites you to come and stroll through its small streets adorned with granite houses. Gate of Besse, square tower, remains of the castle, here history is everywhere and invites you to discover.
The Blés d'Or accommodation offer is provided by the town of Chalencon. This former school for girls is a building that has stood the test of time. The main house dates from the 13th century, as evidenced by the French ceiling in the dining room and the imposing fireplaces.
In 1886, the Railway Compagny of Ardèche began the ambitious project of creating a railway line between La Voulte-sur-Rhône and Saint Agrève. In 1968, the operation of the line ceased, in competition with the road. Since 2018, the old railway line has been rehabilitated as a “soft route”. By bike, on foot or on a rosalie, travel the 90 km of gentle and secure paths, in the heart of the unspoiled landscapes and large natural spaces of the Ardèche.
When you love your land, you take care of it. For example, the villages of Chalencon and Silhac have come together to enhance their wetlands with the mission of restoring and maintaining the meadows and wet woodlands through an agricultural activity that respects the environment and to enhance and give an educational dimension to these environments, in particular via the hiking trail that connects the sites.