Near to Ucel
Ucel is ideally located in the heart of the department to radiate and visit the Ardèche plateau, the Vivarais mountains, the rivers of the south of the Ardèche.
Located on the left bank of the Ardèche, the town of Ucel has a varied architectural heritage.
The building of the Manufacture Royale (silk spinning mill) founded in 1752 is still visible near the bridge over the Ardèche.
We can still notice vestiges of the industrial era with the old silk mills that remain on the territory of Ucel.
The historic village of Ucel and the ruins of the castle dating from the eleventh century can be visited. The Hermitage with its Gothic chapel are accessible on foot by a path from the historic village.
From the belvedere of the Rocher des Combes you can observe the landscape at 360 ° with a view of the first foothills of the Cevennes and their chestnut groves.
The paleontological geosite of Sartres presents in the open air the sandstone slabs of the (sub)-footprints of the first dinosaurs of 3 species among the first dinosaurs inhabiting the region 220 million years ago. The site was highlighted by the Parc des Monts d’Ardèche in 2020 as part of the Geopark (UNESCO label).
Nature lovers will appreciate the forests of Ucel to discover via many marked hiking trails.
From the terrace of the designer’s Cabanon, panoramic views of the fortified city of Aubenas and the cliffs of Jastres will remain privileged moments of contemplation.