Historic capital of the Vivarais region
This haughty medieval city surveys a strait in the Rhône. One of its rocks is topped by a mighty cathedral. There are many other monuments to take in, and the nearby countryside is beautiful.
Just a bit south of Montélimar, Viviers is a gateway into southern Ardèche. There are distinct parts to discover, with both upper and lower town boasting their own ramparts. Admire the many interesting historic buildings as you wander round.
Viviers also has a port on the Rhône where large river cruisers can moor, along with other boats.