Hotels and restaurants
located in Chonas l'Amballan (38)
Hotel and restaurant in the heart of the Dauphiné, the Domaine de Clairefontaine is nestled in the heart of a magnificent one hectare park, classified by the National Forestry Office. A place dedicated to calm and your well-being.
Located in the village of Chonas l'Amballan, in the Isère region, near the mythical Nationale 7 and less than 10 km from the motorway exit, the Domaine enjoys a privileged location in the centre of the triangle of Lyon, Saint-Etienne and Valence.
The proximity of Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport and Lyon TGV train station make the Domaine a charming alternative for business people and seminars.
How to get there?
12 km from Vienne and 40 km from Lyon Halfway between Lyon and Valence.
Access by motorway A7 :
- Coming from the South (Nice, Marseille, Toulouse, Barcelona),
Exit N°12 Chanas then RN 7 direction Vienne for 18 km (possibility to also take exit N° 9 Vienne). After Auberives sur Varèze 1.5 km, turn left towards CHONAS L'AMBALLAN.
- Coming from the North (Lyon, Paris, Strasbourg, Geneva)
Exit N°9 Vienne then RN 7 in the direction of Valence,
Toll of Roussillon for 12 km, at the big roundabout take the 1st exit direction CHONAS L'AMBALLAN. (Possibility to also take the exit N° 10 Ampuis Condrieu, cross the dam, then take the N7 towards Péage de Roussillon).
- Lyon Perrache or Lyon Part-Dieu TGV railway station (40 km).
- Vienne train station (12 km)
- Saint-Clair du Rhône train station (7 km).
For more information: https://www.oui.sncf/
Lyon Saint-Exupery airport 45 km away.
For more information: https://www.lyonaeroports.com/
Main nearby cities
Tourism and activities in Isère
Close to the Domaine de Clairefontaine, in the Rhône valley, the Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu wine estates have been delighting wine lovers for many years.
The Côte-Rôtie produces a warm, full-bodied and robust red wine, very colourful.
As for the Condrieu terroir, it is famous for its white wines. Its temperament is as strong as its terroir is small.
At the start of the Rhone wine route, these two appellations are ideal stopovers in the heart of the northern vineyards that stretch from Vienne to Valence.
After walking up the surprising Hermitage hill, head for the dizzying slopes of Condrieu and Côte Rôtie. Then, discover the breathtaking view offered by Château Grillet...
Wander through the labyrinths of vines that cover the Rhodanian hillsides and taste some wonderful grape varieties. The reliefs are steep, but once you get past the steep hillsides, the spectacle is striking and the intoxication sometimes intoxicating.
- Castle of Montlys - SEMASKA Christophe
Address: Château de Montlys - 664, chemin de Montlys
Telephone: +33 126.96.36.199.73
- Domaine de Monteillet, Stéphane Montez at Chavanay
Address: Domaine du Monteillet - 4, Le Montelier
Telephone: +33 188.8.131.52.57
- Domaine Louis Chèze in Limony
Address: S.A.R.L Louis Chèze - Pangon
Telephone: +33 4 75 34 02 88
The Domaine de Clairefontaine is the ideal starting point for sports, cultural or tourist activities. The village of Chonas l'Amballan is located near Vienne and Lyon, close to Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport and Lyon TGV station.
City of Art and History, Vienne is proud to present you more than 40 monuments or classified sites and 5 museums.
As for the Viennese Country, it proposes to make you discover some other wonders such as its Château de Septème and its ramparts.
Come and stroll in the one hectare park of the Domaine de Clairefontaine in the village of Chonas L'Amballan. Populated with trees three hundred years old, it offers a unique site that invites you to rest and daydream. Between its freshwater pools populated by trout and carp, its peacock aviary and its majestic cedar, the park is a haven of peace where it is good to walk.
A tennis court offers sports enthusiasts the opportunity to play lively matches and the petanque court in the shade of the trees provides a picturesque way to relax. Loan of equipment on request
And for lovers of hiking, a path runs along the estate.
A village, that of Chonas l'Amballan, 1500 inhabitants, where the calm and serenity of the countryside offers itself to you in Isère, only ten kilometres from Vienne!
A cultural stopover for leisure and pleasure, the Domaine de Clairefontaine is the ideal cocoon during the Vienne Jazz Festival, which brings together jazz music connoisseurs under the starry sky of the Théâtre Antique de Vienne.
Among the cultural events :
- Chavanay Wine Market on December: with about fifty winegrowers from the region who will make you discover the local soil in a picturesque atmosphere.
- Local events tourist office Vienne
- Ampuis Wine Market on January : a major event in the region with the presence of 60 emblematic winemakers of the region.
30 km (19 miles) south of Lyon, let yourself be surprised by Vienne and its rich heritage which has earned it the "City of Art and History" label. It boasts more than 40 listed monuments or sites and 5 complementary museums. Cited with 2500 years of history, Vienne concentrates in its centre most of its Gallo-Roman charms and its historical heritage.
Vienne la Romaine is an open-air museum which is open to the discovery of young and old.
- Archeological museum of Saint Romain en Gal : an open-air Gallo-Roman museum.
- Vienna, Gallo-Roman city (Saint-Maurice Cathedral, Ancient Theatre, Lapidary Museum)
- The banks of the Rhone , lake of the Roches de Condrieu (water sports)
- Ideal Palace of the Horse Factor (naive masterpiece of art) for young and old alike
- France's 2nd largest market in Vienna every Saturday morning
- Hikes from the Domaine (all levels)
Its ancient heritage is one of the richest in France: ancient theatre, the archaeological site of Saint-Romain-en-Gal, the archaeological garden of Cybèle, the temple of Augustus and Livia, or the Pyramid...
Vienne has many surprises and discoveries in store for you during your stay at Chonas l'Amballan, in the Domaine de Clairefontaine.
Very close to the prestigious and picturesque vineyards of Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu, Domaine de Clairefontaine is an ideal refuge for wine and food lovers.
The vineyards of the Rhone Valley extend over nearly 80,000 hectares, spread over six departments, from Vienne to Avignon.
In the heart of the northern vineyards, the Domaine de Clairefontaine allows you to discover a few renowned appellations.
Walk to the surprising Hermitage hill. The dizzying slopes of Condrieu and Côte Rôtie are then open to you. You start with a tasting of Côte-Rôtie, this full-bodied and robust red wine, then follow with the strong temperaments of the white wines of Condrieu.