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From our hotel, discover the Rhône Valley and the Ardèche.

A nature and wine tourism destination par excellence ...

Located 3 km from the motorway exit Chanas, in the heart of the vineyards of the Rhone Valley, the hotel Schaeffer is surrounded by the most prestigious vineyards with evocative names of the famous appellations Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage ....

Ideal starting point to visit the cellars around and to taste the wines directly with the producers, our hotel offers a gastronomic and oenological stage for amateurs. From Serrières, you can visit on foot or by bike, the fabulous landscapes of the Ardèche. A few minutes to the west, in the foothills of the Massif Central, the Regional Natural Park of Pilat. Crossed by 3 hiking trails: GR7, GR42 and GR65, it is a secondary path of the road to Compostela. In winter, there is cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Hiking and winter sports are complemented by water sports such as canoeing or rafting, climbing, paragliding, mountain biking, village tours and tastings of local products ...

By cycle, our hotel is the ideal stop to cycle along the Rhône. It is located on the ViaRhôna, a 450 km route in the Rhône-Alpes linking the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland to the beaches of the Mediterranean.

Nearby as a familly , you will be able to visit the unmissable:
- Safari Peaugres (8 km), largest animal park of Rhônes-Alpes, with more than 800 animals spread over some 80 hectares.
- The Alambic Museum in Saint-Désirat (9 km) unveils the art of distillation and traveling distillers.
- The Palace of Facteur Cheval (30 km) in the heart of the village of Hauterives, in a pleasant garden of 1000 m2 was donated by Ferdinand Cheval between 1879 and 1912. It is classified as an historic monument.
- Site "Eaux Vives" in Saint-Pierre de Boeuf (9 km)
- Annonay (15 km). It is from this Ardèche town that the first balloon flight took off in 1783. In the Place de la Libération, a statue pays tribute to the Montgolfier brothers. Each year, the first weekend of June, the town organizes the Balloon Festival. On the program: flights and air baptisms, animations, pageant etc. Annonay also hosts the French Balloon Championship.

Do not hesitate to ask us, we will be happy to advise you on activities and partners to discover our beautiful region.

Safari of Peaugres

Safari Peaugres is a French zoo in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, in the department of Ardeche, in the town of Peaugres, near Annonay. Opened in 1974 by Paul de la Panouse, it covers 80 hectares. It has about 1000 animals and 127 species.

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ViaRhôna circuit

From Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean

Taking you from the shores of Lake Geneva to the beaches of the Mediterranean by bike, following the Rhone river, is the objectif of the ViaRhôna.

This 815 km cycle route, still being completed, leads cyclists from alpine panoramas to the beaches of the Camargue, crossing the emblematic landscapes of the Côtes du Rhône and southern Provence vineyards: perched villages, lavender fields or olive trees, gastronomic discoveries. Throughout its history, the ViaRhôna, a true path of civilization, traces over 2000 years of history and heritage richness, alternating secure greenways and shared route

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Museum of the Alambic

A1400 m² exhibition, magnificent copper appliances from the four corners of France, as well as a collection of materials, utensils and other tools constitute in 30 ‘pictures’ the memory of a part of our rural heritage.

While circulating in the museum you will discover, the DISTILLERY JEAN GAUTHIER: the distillation workshop, the bottling chain, one of our maturation cellars and the whole manufacturing process thanks to a slide show of digital images. At the end of the visit, a free tasting of our products is offered.

Free admission

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Ideal Palace of the Cheval Factor

In April 1879, Ferdinand Cheval, a rural postman, stumbled on a stone so strange that it awoke a dream. For 33 years, he built a Palace alone in his garden, inspired by nature, postcards and illustrated magazines.

Unique in the world, the Palais Idéal has inspired artists for more than a century. Independent of any artistic movement, built without any architectural rules, the ideal Palace was admired by the surrealists, was recognized as a work of raw art. It was classified in 1969 Historical Monument by André Malraux, the then Minister of the Culture, under the title of the naive art.

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Via Fluvia Velo road between the Loire and the Rhone

Via Fluvia is a real journey, an immersion in nature, both accessible and sporty where everything enchants the eyes, fauna, flora, landscape: a 360 ° experience.

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The city of Valrhona Chocolate

Since 1922, Valrhona is a French chocolate factory that supplies the best chefs and artisans.

Indeed, chosen by the best pastry chefs and chocolatiers around the world for its large aromatic palette constantly enriched with innovations, Valrhona aims to promote the gastronomic development of man.

In a spirit of dialogue and ethics, Valrhona relies on long-term co-development relationships with planters and top chefs.

Visit and tasting in the heart of the Cité du Chocolat, as it was in the 50s. Enjoy a preview of the brand's new products, discover the complete Valrhona range and its library area, discover souvenir, Debbler pastry utensils, biscuits and marshmallows made with Valrhona chocolate

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Leisure centre

The nautical base of Condrieu - Les Roches invites you to discover or rediscover all the nautical activities of the nautical base. With family or friends, the team welcomes you all year long to make you spend a pleasant moment in a unique setting on the water's edge.

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Pilat Park

The regional natural park of Pilat is one of the 9 regional natural parks of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Classified in 1974, it is historically the second regional natural park created in the region and is among one of the first established in France

Hiking and varied landscapes

On foot, by bike, or on horseback, the park lends itself journeys. Friends of nature and lovers of beautiful landscapes, you will be well-served. among the hikes acclaimed, to do alone or with the family.

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designer avenue ROMANS:

ROMANS In the heart of Drôme, at the gateway to Provence

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The saffron production

Culture of the Crocus Sativus, saffron production: picking, sorting and potting by hand. The flowering period is from October to November.
Saffron Ardèche Le Monteil 07290 Ardoix

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Steam Train "the Mastrou" Ardeche

The Mastrou, it is the name that the train has been known as for more than 120 years connecting Tournon to Lamastre! The day trip begins with the discovery of the Gorges du Doux, then the train continues its ascent to the Ardèche mountains and chestnut groves to reach the small town of Lamastre at midday.

Before heading back in the early afternoon, everyone can succumb to the many restaurants, stroll around the village, laze on the terraces of the cafes, enjoy the gentle banks of the Doux river for a friendly picnic, a stroll, a game of petanque or the joys of swimming ...

Day excursion

Outward: departure from Tournon St Jean at 10 am

Return: departure from Lamastre at 14:45

TRAIN OF THE ARDECHE - SNC RAILWAYS OF VIVARAIS STATION IN TOURNON-ST JEAN, rue du GRAND PONT 07300 ST-JEAN OF MUZOLS - 04 75 06 07 00

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Valley of Eyrieux

in the heart of the Ardèche, between Le Cheylard and La Voulte-sur-Rhône, the Eyrieux valley, a green territory with preserved landscapes alternating typical villages, chestnut groves and terraced fields. A destination to enjoy during a restful holiday or indulging in an outdoor leisure activity such as hiking on marked trails, canoeing on the Eyrieux, swimming and river fishing or by cycle along the Dolce Via and its 45 kilometers of peaceful lanes ...

The opportunity to take the route of the ledge of the Eyrieux, a beautiful road ridge, with among other things a magnificent panorama on the valleys of the Eyrieux and the Rhône

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The dancing rocks

Natural geological curiosities in which some believe they see a Druid place of worship. Ganite blocks that have strange engraved symbols. Magical place and filled with mystery!

Natural geological curiosities in which some believe they see a Druid place of worship. 

These rocks are placed almost geometrically. This unusual site has not ceased to attract the attention of scientists but still remains an enigma. Legend has it that on Christmas night, at midnight, the rocks begin to dance!

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