Guided tours of Thueyts

Step back in time as you explore the old village of Thueyts on a guided tour lasting around 1? hours. This experience, which must be booked in advance, will reveal the rich and captivating history of this Celtic village, once known as Athogis in the days of the Roman Empire. Nestling between the Gravenne volcano and the lava lake of the Prat volcano, Thueyts offers a unique and stunning landscape, shaped by the river Ardèche, which has carved out the magnificent Chaussée des Géants gorges.

This experience is free and requires prior booking (available in French only). The meeting point is in front of the Thueyts Tourist Office. Come and discover the history of this picturesque and unique village, and plunge into the past for an unforgettable experience. Available every Tuesday from June to September.

Visites commentées du village de caractère de thueyts sur la place des cocons

The development of Thueyts began at the start of the second millennium around its priory, linked to the Saint Chaffre Abbey in Le Monastier-sur-Gazeille, in the Haute-Loire. The village prospered from the Renaissance onwards, as evidenced by the remarkable architectural examples such as the Château de Blou, the Tour Pouget and several private mansions. Thueyts’ economic activities have evolved over the years, from trading to crafts, including arboriculture, silkworm rearing and the textile industry.