Saint-Ambroix is a town with lots of history, as both the Celts and the Romans left evidence of their presence. A fortified town during the Middle Ages, it became an industrial centre at a later stage (the silk industry in the 19th century). It is full of mystery and surprises, with its Rocher du Dugas, its archaeological digs, its troglodytic houses, its castle ruins, its Guisquet tower, its Vòlo-Biòu legend (a bullock who stole), and its altar for human sacrifices which dates from the Celtic period and makes this town unique.
ROUSSON PREHISTORAMA MUSEUM BETWEEN ALES AND ST AMBROIX
This museum is located in Rousson and provides a clear and simple overview of the evolution of Mankind during Prehistoric times. This people and animals on display are life-size.
Come and explore the Cocalière caves, one of the most beautiful in France and travel to the centre of the earth in Cévennes, between Ardèche and the Gard.
Dug into the limestone of the Jurassic era (Kimmeridgian, Tritonian – between 146 and 135 million years old), the famous cave that you are about to visit is just one branch of a vast underground complex covering some thirty kilometres.
Its story began 35 million years ago (Eocene, tertiary era) and continues today as Cocalière is a living cave, or in other words, is still in formation.