Château de Murol
From atop its basalt outcrop facing the Massif du Sancy in the heart of Auvergne, the Château de Murol commands a magnificent panoramic view over the surrounding plains. Founded in the 12th century, this mighty fortress has withstood many attempts at a siege. Thanks to a presentation that stages and depicts the everyday life of a castle lord, it is today the living account of a prosperous seigneurial way of life.
The Caverne du Pont-d’Arc
The Caverne du Pont-d’Arc is the most important replica of a painted cave in the world. It recreates the extraordinary rock paintings, drawings and engravings found in the Chauvet Cave, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The site comprises the reproduction of the Chauvet Cave, a discovery centre called “Galerie de l’Aurignacien” and a pedagogical space.
Museum of Montmartre
Created in 1960, the museum is laid out in the oldest building of the Butte Montmartre, the Maison du Bel Air, built in the 17th century. A meeting place and residence, it attracted many artists such as Renoir and Raoul Dufy. The museum’s collections are made up of paintings, posters and drawings by Toulouse-Lautrec, Modigliani, Valadon… that in their own way recount the history of the Butte Montmartre.
Sightseeing Train of the Ardèche
Leaving from Tournon-sur-Rhône, the steam train of the Ardèche heads into the gorges of the Doux. Relying on numerous engineering works, it runs along the precipices, crosses viaducts over the Doux river and traverses a 265-metre long tunnel through the Mordane Hill. The railway line was built right on the hillside between 1886 and 1891. It reopened in 2013.