Viviers, France



Viviers is a commune in the department of Ardcche in southern France. It is a small walled city situated on the right bank of the Rhone, a few kilometres south of Montelimar. Formerly seat of the bishopric, the city dates back to the 5th century. Due to its sheltered location at the end of the Donzere Pass, the city has been able to keep its old world charm to this day.

Attractions in Viviers include the Cathedral of Saint-Vincent located at the centre of the old town. Other notable buidings include the House of the Chevaliers and the Town Hall. There are also a few pastel painted houses common in the Provence region. Behind the old town (just behind Viviers cathedral) there is a far reaching view across the roofs of the town and across the Rhone river to the distant mountains, as well as a large statue of the madonna standing on the hill above the town.

Things to See & Do

* Cathedral of Saint-Vincent
* Old Town
* 16th - 18th century buildings
* Town Hall
* Views across the town behind old town

General Information

Cruise Season - March - Dec
Currency - Euro (EUR)
Land Area - 34.15 km²
Population - 3,880 approx
Language - French
Electricity - 2 round pins European style.
Time - UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 44

Port Location - The river port at Viviers is located on the Rhone river.