Annonay The Essential
In a depression in the Vivarois plateau, a town famous for its innovators... Some have remained anonymous: those who, taking advantage of the exceptional quality of the water of the River Deûme and River Cance, set up taweries and tanneries on the river banks in the Middle Ages. Every year, during the Fête des Montgolfières, held the first weekend in June, dozens of multicoloured hot air ballons rise up majestically over the town.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Annonay
Tour des Martyrs
Tour des Martyrs
The tower and the ancient convent of
30 minutes
César-Filhol Vivarois museum
César-Filhol Vivarois museum
Apart from the Montgolfier brothers and
60 minutes
Place de la Libération
Place de la Libération
Their statues have been erected on this
15 minutes
Place des Cordeliers
Place des Cordeliers
This is where, in the presence of
15 minutes
Place de la Liberté
Place de la Liberté
A square that comes to life on
15 minutes
Trachin Chapel
Trachin Chapel
A Gothic building, the remains of a
15 minutes