Saint Sorny

Saint Sorny

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Enjoy this short, pleasant walk and discover the river Daronne valley with its meanders, gorges and nature trails.If you wish you can extend the ramble by going as far as the footbridge in Saint Sorny and back.

3 points of interest

  • Fauna

    The secret nature of the Daronne Gorges

    Only a few kilometres from the Rhône Valley discover the Daronne Gorges ; a secluded haven make it an exceptional site part of a zone recently labelled "Espace Naturel Sensible" (sensitive nature zone) by the county authorities. A walk full of surprises through this breathtaking, secretive valley being at the same time so close yet so remote. To make the most of this educational trail make sure you have the appropriate kit. So on with your walking boots ! Find details about the trail on site (kit can be purchased in our tourist offices).
  • The chapel of Sorny

    Careful ! You are on private property. The kind owners however allow access so please show respect and leave the place as you found it. Nestled on a curve of the river Daronne, welcome to Saint Sorny a small gem dating back to Xlllth century, with its chapel being the only place open to visit. On Easter Monday a pilgrimage has always taken place every year since 1673. At that time two yearly masses were held in the chapel to help cover its costs. One was on Easter Monday and the other for Saint Saturnin celebrated on 29th December. The latter was held with the hope of healing childrens’ headaches. Information source : Traces of history in the Daronne Gorges by Sylvette Sylvette Béraud-Williams and Christian Louis Astier, Publication by Ardèche verte
  • Panorama

    Viewing point

    Splendid view overlooking the Daronne Gorges


1 - Col de la Combe de Beaune - 350 m Follow Saint Sorny 1.6 km Deyras 5.1 km
Go along the small road for 100m then turn left downhill onto a wide track. All the way down you have a beautiful view to the right overlooking the river Daronne Valley.

2 - Chemin de Chatelet - 280 m Follow Colombier le Vieux 4.3 km
The return journey takes you back on a lovely path through the forest with chestnut, Sylvester pine and oak trees. Occasionally an opening gives way to a view over the Daronne Gorges just below. Continue uphill until you reach the place called La Grange then carry on along the wide track.

3 - La Grange - 440 m Follow Saint Barthélémy le Plain 6.4 km
Follow the small lane to the left taking you back to the starting point.
  • Departure : Colombier le Vieux - Col de la Combe de Beaune
  • Arrival : Colombier le Vieux - Col de la Combe de Beaune
  • Towns crossed : Colombier-le-Vieux

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Information desks

6, place du 8 mai 1945 - BP 70019, 26601 Tain l'Hermitage

http://www.ardeche-hermitage.cominfo@ah-tourisme.com04 75 06 06 12

Access and parking

Follow the D234 from Saint Félicien as far as Colombier le Vieux. From the main central street towards Tournon turn left at the restaurant heading for La Freydière -Palisse. Go past the lane going down to the Daronne and straight on on the route de Clauzel. At the stone cross continue along the main road to the left then carry on ahead for 3km until you reach the car park and the rambling trail signpost situated at the road junction.

Parking :

Col de la Combe de Beaune

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