Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux

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Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
Location of Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux is located in France
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux is located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux
Coordinates: 44°48′23″N 4°37′19″E / 44.8063888889°N 4.62194444444°E / 44.8063888889; 4.62194444444Coordinates: 44°48′23″N 4°37′19″E / 44.8063888889°N 4.62194444444°E / 44.8063888889; 4.62194444444
IntercommunalityEyrieux aux Serres
 • Mayor (2001-2008) Gilbert Valette
7.58 km2 (2.93 sq mi)
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
07167 /07360
Elevation157–400 m (515–1,312 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux is a commune in the Ardèche département in southern France. The nearest towns are Privas and Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut.

History[change | change source]

The first records of a settlement go back to the 12th century. It is located on the banks of the Eyrieux river (a tributary to the Rhône river), Les Ollières (as it is often shortened to by the local people) became a central location for the treatment and processing of silk in the early 1700s.

Les Ollières in the 21st century[change | change source]

The village has now become a tourist location, attracting many Dutch, German, Swiss and English tourists to its many camp sites during the summer months. Although some tourists have started to renovate old cottages and set up permanent or holiday homes in the area.

For the people of Les Ollières a daily bus service runs to Valence and Privas. The introduction of an occasional cinema also provides entertainment for people of the village and the neighboring villages.