The Chateau des Roure, a 15th Century fortress, was built at the boundary between Languedoc and Vivarais to guard the access to the natural arch over the River Ardèche, the Pont d’Arc.
It is situated in the extreme south of the Department of Ardèche, at Labastide de Virac in the heart of the Ardeche Gorge, between the Caverne du Pont d’Arc and the Aven d’Orgnac.
Here you can discover its history, notably during the Wars of Religion, and also its silk farm, where living silk worms are bred. Working with silk thread from the cocoon to finished material is demonstrated in the Ecomuseum of Silk.
The 3600 panoramic view from the parapet walkway is unforgettable.