Chirols tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chirols in Ardeche

Photo is of Meyras at 2 km from Chirols

Visit Chirols: highlights and tourist information

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Chirols is situated in the Ardeche department and Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chirols in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

Popular places to visit nearby include Meyras at 2 km and Thueyts at 5 km.

Chirols, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 2 km (direction west)

Smaller than many of the Ardeche villages, you will see an ancient covered passageway...

See Meyras guide


at 5 km (direction west)

Thueyts is more 'renovated' than many of the Ardeche 'villages of character' and has...

See Thueyts guide


at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

The most unusual characteristic in Jaujac is the deep river gorge running through the...

See Jaujac guide


at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

Antraigues-sur-Volane is a small medieval perched village, with most activity centred around its central...

See Antraigues-sur-Volane guide


at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

The beauty of Ailhon is the chance to follow the footpaths through the forests...

See Ailhon guide


at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau d'Aubenas and the belvedere next to the castle are the highlight of...

See Aubenas guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south-east)

Dominated by its castle, the beautiful village of Vogue is one of our favourite...

See Vogue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

After exploring ancient Balazuc you descend further to reach the Ardeche river...

See Balazuc guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

Explore the castle and medieval centre of Joyeuse - then head to the river...

See Joyeuse guide


at 25 km (direction east)

Privas is not a major destination but a visit is leasant when you are...

See Privas guide


at 26 km (direction south)

Both the medieval village and the river beach combine to make Labeaume very rewarding...

See Labeaume guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

Larger than many of the Ardeche villages, Alba-la-Romaine also has a very picturesque historic...

See Alba-la-Romaine guide
Vallon Pont d\'Arc

Vallon Pont d'Arc

at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

Because of the proximity to the Gorges de l'Ardeche and the lively holiday atmosphere...

See Vallon Pont d'Arc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Haute-Loire department

Both the picturesque historic village centre and the lovely viwes make Pradelles a highlight...

See Pradelles guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Ardeche

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Map of places to visit near Chirols


Markets in and near Chirols

  • Thueyts: market Friday (5km)
  • Jaujac: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Vals-les-Bains: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Aubenas: market Saturday (11km)
  • Largentiere: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Rosieres: market Monday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Joyeuse: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Privas: market Wednesday & Saturday & (25km)
  • Le Cheylard: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Ruoms: market Friday (27km)

More information about Chirols, Rhone-Alpes

Tourist attractions near Chirols, France

What to do at Chirols? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chirols.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Monts d'Ardeche (4km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale Sainte-Marie (Cruas) (38km)
  • Prieuré de Saint Julien (Saint-Julien-Chapteuil) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (49km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (50km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du mas de l'Abri (40km)
  • Jardin du Tomple (43km)
  • Jardin des herbes (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cascade du Ray-Pic (11km)
  • Tanargue (18km)
  • Mont Gerbier de Jonc (18km)
  • Bois de Païolive (34km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche (40km)
  • Cascade de la Beaume (42km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (44km)
  • Grotte de la Cocaliere (44km)
  • Lac du Bouchet (46km)
  • Mont Lozère (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (49km)

Geography and distances

Chirols is in the southern-centre of France at 25 kilometres from Privas, the department capital (general information: Chirols is 487 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chirols

Canton: Thueyts

Arrondissement: Largentière

Department: Ardeche

Region: Rhone-Alpes

New region: Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Postcode: 0

Distance to Chirols

from Privas (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 487 km

from Calais: 720 km

from Nice: 262 km

from Bordeaux: 384 km

from Strasbourg: 508 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Chirols from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aizac, Antraigues-sur-Volane, Asperjoc, Fabras, Jaujac, Juvinas, Labastide-sur-Besorgues, Lalevade-d'Ardeche, Mercuer, Meyras, Pont-de-Labeaume, Prades, Saint-Pierre-de-Colombier and Thueyts.

This page in French: Visiter Chirols