The Ardèche département is renowned for its many stone-built villages, some of which are classified as “les plus beaux villages de France”. Here is a list of just some of the villages you can visit within a 35km radius of les Vans: Balazuc, Banne, Thine, Vogüe, Naves, Monselgues, Joyeuse, Labeaume…
This list is by no means exhaustive, you will come across many other villages which have maintained their character and charm with narrow streets and alleyways, Romanesque chapels and churches, former fortresses.
The Ardèche has also some bigger towns like Aubenas with its castle, Vals-les-Bains and its thermal baths and Privas, the capital of the département.
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