Tournon, France

Tournon is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France. It is located on the right bank of the Rhône River, opposite Tain-l'Hermitage, which is located in the Drôme département. It is situated across the river from Tain l’Hermitage.

Tournon's main attraction is a 10th Century feudal castle which is built into a rock overlooking the town and the river. The castle has a section built in the Renaissance, that houses the town museum. Other sights include the Collegiate Church of Saint-Julien and the Lycée Gabriel-Fauré, a school that was founded in 1536 by the Cardinal of Tournon and which claims to be the oldest lycée in France.

Things to see and do
* Château de Ventadour, ruined castle
* The Pont Grand (Great Bridge)
* Collegiate Church of Saint-Julien
* Lycée Gabriel-Fauré

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 21.01 km²
Population - 10,700 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – The river port at Tournon is located on the Rhone river.

Travel Links – Tournon sur Rhône is a gateway to the Ardèche and the Doux Valley, which can be reached by road or via an excursion on the Vivarais Railroad.