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Labastide-de-Virac  -  Ardèche (07)

Château des Roure

  • A 15th-century Castle, working as a local-period museum and silk worm breeding museum. Inclludes a silk shop.
  • Location: South side of the Ardèche Gorges, 30 km northwest of Pont-St-Esprit.
  • Open: July-Aug: daily 10h-19h. Easter-30 June and Sept: 14h-18h (except Wed)
  • Entry: Chateau visit and Silk Workshop - Kids 6-12y, 4.70€; Adults 8.20€
  • Tel: 0475 386 113; Fax: 0475 386 828
  • Email: info@chateaudesroure.com
  • Web: www.chateaudesroure.com

Pierrelatte  -  Drôme (26700)

30 km north-northwest of Orange; 20 km south of Montélilmar.

Ferme aux Crocodiles

  • Visit 365 crocodiles.
  • Location: Les Blachettes; In the Drôme, between A7 exits Montélimar-Sud and Bollène
  • Open: Mar-Sept, 9h30-19h; Oct-Feb 9h30-17h
  • Entry: €11,50 adults, €7 euro children
  • Tel: 0475 043 373; Fax: 04 75 96 39 07
  • Web: www.lafermeauxcrocodiles.com