The village ofPélussin


Take the time to discover Pélussin in the Parc du Pilat. In this pleasant little town surrounded by orchards, don’t miss a stop in the historical district of Virieu, to go to its viaduct and to stop at the Maison du Parc to discover its interpretation center.


The historical center of Virieu in Pélussin

With its medieval castle, its old market hall with a view on the Rhone valley, its water basin and its spaces, and its winding streets, we can tell you that the historical center is worth a stop. Do not hesitate to take the time to stroll around and discover its many shops, restaurants and craftsmen.

The Park House and its interpretation center

The Maison du Parc du Pilat is an invitation to discover the whole massif through its permanent exhibition, its garden, its temporary exhibitions In addition, in this former mill, the whole team of the Maison du Tourisme du Parc du Pilat will be happy to advise you to give you plenty of information on hiking routes, good addresses and events and animations of the moment.

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The Viaduct of Pélussin

Lower down in Pélussin, discover the Viaduct of Pélussin. With its 170 meters long and its 65 meters high, the viaduct of Pélussin is impressive. Above the “Régrillon”, a small train called “la Galoche” made the trips between St-Etienne and Maclas until 1931. From now on, it is possible to reach this viaduct by foot or by bike. For the adrenaline and thrill seekers, you can also try bungee jumping. So, are you ready to make the big jump? 🙂

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