Cross the bridge towards Viviers, and take immediately right at the end of the bridge to pass underneath. Take 3km to reach the bridge of the Robinet and take a greenway through the quiet branches of the Rhône in these parts. Pass through the Iles des Dames islands to reach Bourg-Saint-Andéol. Cross the bridge carrying the RD 59 road and after 500m, take the road to the right to get to Lapalud, followed by Pont-Saint-Esprit.
Railway station (SNCF) :
Pierrelatte and Bollène railway stations:
Local services (TER) Line 10 : Lyon > Vienne > Montélimar > Pierrelatte > Bollène > Avignon
Tourist Information Centres :
- Gorges de l'Ardèche Tourist Office
- Viviers 04 75 49 86 61
- Bourg St Andeol 04 75 54 54 20
- Pierrelatte Tourist Office Ph. : 04 75 04 07 98
Don't miss :
Viviers: from Roman times, this little city attracted lords and merchants. A bishopric from the 5th century. Viviers’s historic character has been well preserved. Visit the cathedral, partly 11th century; the 16th-century Maison des Chevaliers; the old town; the belvedere; and the outdoor sports and recreation centre.
Donzère: for its traditional museums, the Musée Provençal des Arts et Traditions Populaires and Musée des Amis du Vieux Donzère.
Pierrelatte: for its crocodile farm.
Bourg-Saint-Andéol: for its rich legacy, including a Romanesque church and a rare carving of the Persian bull-slaying god Mithra.
Pont-Saint-Esprit: a medieval halt with a 13th-century bridge.
Close by: the Gorges de l’Ardèche, for dramatic views, caves and the stunning natural bridge of Le Pont d’Arc, plus, opening soon, a reconstruction of the Grotte Chauvet, a cave filled with prehistoric paintings.
The southern Drôme, or Drôme Provençale, with glorious villages like La Garde Adhémar and Grignan, the latter with its castle, and Grignan-les-Adhémar wines.
Donzère : Saturday morning
Pierrelatte : Friday
Bourg-Saint-Andéol : Wednesday morning
Pont-Saint-Esprit : Satuday morning and Wednesday at night