Tain - l'Hermitage

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Located in the heart of the Valley of the Rhône, Tain - l'Hermitage is nested in its vineyard at the foot of the famous "coteaux de l'Hermitage. It is also the city with the famous chocolate factory of Valrhona.

Brief summary of history

Tain l'Hermitage existed in Roman times known as «Tegna» on the via Domitia, it depended on the Roman colony of Vienna. Around 1100, a priory is founded, it will become the cradle of the new settlement with dwellings located on part and other path parallel to the Rhône, already very frequented by merchants and travelers.

See in Tain - l'Hermitage

The former centre of Tain - l'Hermitage retains a few vestiges. A Taurobolic altar at the time of the Roman occupation the bulls were sacrificed in honor of the goddess Cybele. Remains of a medieval door fortified the town in XIIth century and the Tower of les Adrets (rue de la Bâtie). The former attic salt from the XVth century and the mansion of the Courbis and its beautiful Renaissance courtyard, which today houses the Museum Palue.

The chapel Hermitage (chapel Saint-Christophe) is perched at the top of the Hermitage Hill, according to the legend a hermit lived there. Marc Seguin bridge was the first suspended bridge in the world ( since then it was destroyed).

The vineyards of Tain - l'Hermitage

The wine made the fame of the town of Tain-l'Hermitage. His vineyard is remarkably exposed on the slope, sheltered from cold winds,

The Red Hermitage wine has the privilege to show simultaneously a great aromatic expression with violet, leather and cassis aromas and a perfectly balanced structure. The white Hermitage (Roussanne and Marsanne grapes) offers pungent floral fragrances with roasted nuts and hints of pepper.

The city of chocolate

The Valrhona company selects the best cocoas since 1922 to develop refined chocolate for artisans and gourmet for more than 30 countries. At the heart of its historic chocolate factory, Valrhona created a chocolate city. It is a space where one identifies smells of chocolate, the search for flavourings and to play with the touch and hearing to recognize the textures of chocolate. You can reproduce the gestures of the chefs on a touch pad. The shop presents a wide range of Valrhona chocolates. Monday from 10 am to 7 pm. Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 7 pm.
Valrhona - 14, avenue President Roosevelt, Tain - l'Hermitage - Tel. 33 (0) 4 75 07 90 62.

Useful information :

Address :
26000 Tain - l'Hermitage

Good to know :
Tourist Office of Tain-l'Hermitage
Place du 8 mai 1945
26600 Tain-l'Hermitage
Tél. 33 (0)4 75 08 06 81

Free of charge.

A must see

  • The vineyards of Tain - l'Hermitage
  • The city of chocolate

Where to stay:

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