Visit Thueyts (Rhone-Alpes, France)
Thueyts is found in the Ardeche Valley, in the Natural Regional Parc des Monts d'Ardeche. The village is also classified as an Ardeche 'village of character'.
Note: don't judge Thueyts by the view from the main road as you pass by, because the 'old' village is about 100 metres behind and largely hidden from view.
Although small, the village of Thueyts is very picturesque and well merits an exploration. It is slightly more renovated than some of the other villages of character.
There are lots of interesting buildings and features to discover and enjoy, including the Church of Saint John the Baptist (a 19th century with a 17th century belltower built to replace a 10th century church).
See also the Pouget Tower, and numerous smaller traditional features such as decorative turrets and windows. There are also several particularly fine renaissance buildings - see in particular the 'Maison des Deux Tetes' and the 'Maison Michel Pichot de Lespinasse' as examples.
The castle in Thueyts (Chateau de Blou) has origins that date back to the early medieval period but numerous modifications across the centuries mean that the castle we see today is essentially an 18th century reconstruction.
The village also has a small museum, 'Ardeche d'Autrefois', which brings together many everyday items used in the village and region across the centuries.
The little Chapel Saint Roch that stands on a rocky outcrop above the village dates from the 17th century.
To visit near Thueyts
A significant part of the appeal of Thueyts is the natural highlights that are very close to hand. These include the Giant's Causeway, with some of the tallest basalt columns to be found in Europe, the Devil's Bridge (Pont du Diable), the Guele d'Enfer, the King's Staircase and the Queen's Staircase.
The Devils's Bridge is a couple of kilometres below Thueyts (signposted) and is a small old bridge crossing the ravine. Upstream from the bridge is a small river beach, while below there is a very pretty view along the ravine. Lovely spot for a picnic!
There are also several walks and trails in the area that offer impressive views.
Photos of Thueyts
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Address: Thueyts, Largentière, Ardeche, Rhone-Alpes, 7330 || GPS: latitude 44.6769, longitude 4.22222
Map of Thueyts & places nearby
Highlights close by
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Thueyts, France
- Monts d'Ardeche - regional natural parc (7km)
- Vals-les-Bains - recommended detour (12km)
- Cascade du Ray-Pic - site of natural beauty (12km)
- Gorges du Gardon - grand site of france (16km)
- Vogue - most beautiful village (21km)
- Balazuc - most beautiful village (22km)
- Pradelles - most beautiful village (29km)
- La Garde-Guerin - most beautiful village (30km)
- Arlempdes - most beautiful village (32km)
- Bois de Païolive - site of natural beauty (32km)
Market days in Thueyts: Regular market(s) are held in Thueyts each Friday. (Markets are held in the morning unless stated.)
The French version of this page is at Thueyts (Francais)