|Community association||Rhône Crussol|
|surface||16.34 km 2|
|Residents||623 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||38 inhabitants / km 2|
View over the district of La-Bâtie-de-Crussol
The commune of Champis is located in the eastern, green part of the Ardèche department on the Plateau de Vernoux . Neighboring municipalities are Saint-Sylvestre , Saint-Romain-de Lerps , Saint-Péray , Alboussière and Gilhoc-sur-Ormèze . The next largest city is Guilherand-Granges , 11 kilometers to the southeast, and Valence is 20 kilometers as the crow flies. The Duzon River crosses the municipality.
Champis was the seat of the feudal lords of the neighboring town of Saint-Sylvestre in the 18th century. In 1790 the village got the status of an independent municipality.
|Sources: Cassini and INSEE|
Culture and sights
Particularly worth seeing is the medieval village of La-Bâtie-de-Crussol , which is known for its culinary specialties based on crayfish, but also has a circular route of megalithic rocks. The largest rock, la pierre branlante, weighs 70 tons, but trembles under the weight of a full-grown person. The place is also home to a temple from 1819, as well as a feudal castle that was built by the landowners of the same name Crussol .
The Château d'Antoulin and the Château de Roubiac are located in Champis itself . The village church from the 19th century was built in the hamlet of Garnier .