|Community association||Privas Center Ardèche|
|surface||12.20 km 2|
|Residents||77 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||6 inhabitants / km 2|
The municipality of Ajoux is framed by the mountain ranges of the Cevennes in the middle of the Ardèche department in the Privas basin and is part of the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park . It borders on the neighboring communities of Saint-Priest and Saint-Pierreville . The next largest city is Aubenas 17 kilometers to the southwest. The trout stream Auzène meanders through the municipality. Ajoux is part of the ridge route with the destination in Mézilhac .
The history of Ajoux has been marked by rapidly changing owners and affiliations. In the 13th century the place belonged to Adhémar de Grignan. In the 14th century, Louis von Anduze received the place from Count Valentinois on his inauguration. In the 16th century the area was given to François I in recognition of the Count of Ventadour.
|Sources: Cassini and INSEE|
Le rocher d'Ajoux is a mountain, which legend tells that there was once a castle with 365 windows, as many as there are days in the year. A few ruins have been preserved on the mountain, but no precise conclusions can be drawn about the building that stood there. The place is also home to a rustic church.
Other sights include the remains of the castle and the panoramic view from Roc de Gourdon , a basalt rock with a prominent peak. The river Auzène is very popular with anglers because of its trout.
- Ajoux on aoc-igp.fr in French, accessed March 16, 2015.