The village of Joyeuse in Ardèche
The medieval village of Joyeuse allows you to dive into the history of the Middle Ages. Thanks to its architecture and its rich and perfectly preserved heritage, you will go from discoveries to wonders through its alleys. In addition, the village has been awarded the “Métiers d’art” label and is full of creators and craftsmen who will be delighted to open their doors to you and share their love of art and local traditions with you.
Visits not to be missed in Joyeuse
As you wander through its pretty medieval streets, don’t forget to stop and admire the monuments that are not to be missed: the Porte Sainte-Anne, the stone castle, the Place de la Peyre and its charming fountain, the Tour de la Recluse and many other wonders await you if you choose to go camping in Joyeuse.
In autumn, the gourmet and craft fair focuses on local cuisine and the craftsmen and women who work in the village. Finally, during your summer stay in a gite in Joyeuse, find out about the activities offered by Joyeuse: nature trail, horse riding, local produce market, etc.
Legend has it that the village of Joyeuse was founded in 802 and owes its name to the sword that the Emperor Charlemagne wore on his return from Spain.
Legend has it that the village of Joyeuse was founded in 802 and owes its name to the sword that the Emperor Charlemagne carried on his return from Spain.