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About Tournon

Tournon is situated in the Ardéche region of the southern France. It sits on one side of the Rhône River with the village of Tain l’Hermitage directly facing it. Also referred to as Tournon sur Rhône, the commune of Tournon is popular for its tranquil scenery and ubiquitous charm that is often associated with the South of France in which it resides. The town boasts picture perfect surroundings and is home to intriguing, windings streets and passages as well as a range of quaint and quirky shops and vendors.

Exploring Tournon

The town boasts a selection of historic buildings and monuments dating back as far as the middle ages and indeed, the ancient medieval gates and towers which surround the town area are a great testament to the impressive architecture and skilful construction which was undertaken throughout the region’s long history.

Tournon is also home to one of the area’s most striking castles, the Chateau de Tournon. Dating back to the 14th century, this atmospheric castle offers amazing views of the surrounding area from the castle walls as well as some impressive art displays within its walls.

Other significant landmarks in the region include one of Frances oldest high schools - the Gabriel Faure School, the Church of Saint Julien and the Hotel de la Tourette. Depending on which river cruise line you travel with, you may also have the opportunity to visit the Musee de Tain l’Hermitage, located in the nearby village of the same name. The museum itself is the region’s oldest house and houses an impressive collection of paintings from the 1950s and 1960s. It’s possible to travel from Tournon to Tain l’Hermitage on foot by way of the region’s biggest landmark, the Pont Grand or Great Bridge, which at 164 feet long, certainly lives up to its name.

The people of Tournon are particularly proud of their exquisite vineyards, parks and green spaces. The Garden of Eden is an area of natural beauty surrounded by walls from the Renaissance era. The garden has an interesting history and was once used by the Cordeliers monks and the nuns of Notre Dame as a convent. Of course, a trip to the Rhône district of southern France would not be complete without a tour of the local vineyards. Visitors can stroll through the idyllic fields and may even get the chance to taste some of the fabulous wines that have been locally produced in Tournon.

Tournon tips

The region surrounding Tournon is famous for its beautiful vineyards and temperate climate necessary for the production of high quality wine, which attracts wine connoisseurs from across the world to experience its relaxed atmosphere and prestigious vineyards. As such, it’s the perfect place to sample a glass or two.

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