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The villag of Vogue (correct French name Vogüé) is on the Ardeche river to the south-east of Aubenas. In addition to being listed as an Ardeche 'village of character' it is also a national 'beautiful village of France'.

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France This Way review: Vogué is more substantial than many of the 'Ardeche villages of character' so allow plenty of time to explore - there is a great deal to enjoy and discover in the village and even then you will have missed something, because every 20 metres you have to chose a different path through the labyrinth of alleys and stairways

Park outside the historic centre of Vogüé and enter the village by the 'temporary' bridge - constructed in 1890 and still in use! - across the Ardeche river that is in the same position as a much earlier bridge.

Church in Vogué

It is the chateau that dominates the village, and around which the village developed. The original 12th century castle has since (during the 16th century) been transformed into something more homely, with round tours in each corner but still holds centre stage in the village.

Around the castle in Vogué the numerous narrow streets have many highlights - the curved stone staircases with little doors underneath were among my favourites. There is also a small church and presbytery to discover.

The little Place de la Gadabielle is interesting, not just for the attractive open-topped tower that is next to the square but for the sense of history - running up the hill from the Place is an old track, long time pathway for the mules carrying provisions to and from the plateau behind...stand quietly and you can almost hear the echoes of ancient footsteps...


Most of the sites of interest in Vogue are along a marked and numbered trail around the village, which also passes by the ancient wells, a mill and other notable features and is the best way to explore.

Various facilities are available including one or two cafes. Canoe hire is also available in Vogue, just next to the bridge as it crosses the Ardeche at the entrance to the village.

We very much enjoyed visiting Vogué and highly recommend it if you are in the region.

Chateau de Vogüé

Attractions nearby

There are several other very picturesque villages in the countryside around Vogue, with Labeaume and Balazuc among our personal favourites. Only a little further you can visit the exceptional scenery of the Gorges de l'Ardeche.

You can find more travel ideas in the Ardeche guide and the Rhone-Alpes guide.

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Tourist classifications for Vogue

Vogue is classified as a one of the most beautiful village in France (plus beau villages)

Address: Vogüé, Villeneuve-de-Berg, Privas, Rhone-Alpes, 7200, France || GPS coordinates: latitude 44.5514, longitude 4.41528

Plan your visit to Vogue, Ardeche

Sightseeing & tourist attractions to visit nearby

  • Balazuc: most beautiful village (6 km)
  • Gorges du Gardon: grand site of france (13 km)
  • Vals-les-Bains: recommended detour (13 km)
  • Gorges de l'Ardeche: grand site of france (17 km)
  • Monts d'Ardeche: regional natural parc (21 km)
  • Réserve naturelle nationale des Gorges de l'Ardèche: site of natural beauty (23 km)
  • Viviers: secteur sauvegarde (23 km)
  • Bois de Païolive: site of natural beauty (25 km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel: site of natural beauty (26 km)
  • Aven d'Orgnac: grand site of france (27 km)
  • Tanargue: site of natural beauty (28 km)
  • Cascade du Ray-Pic: site of natural beauty (28 km)

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