Pont-en-Royans, located at the entrance of the Gorges de la Bourne is one of the gateways to the Vercors Regional Nature Park.
The village is recognized as one of the most curious boroughs in Dauphiné thanks to its houses suspended with colored facades which dominate the Bourne, its ramparts, the picturesque of its alleys, its bridge. This medieval town owes its charm to the ingenuity of the men, who, from the 16th century, built this perched village to promote the trading of wood. Pont-en-Royans is also the river, its landscaped banks, the Museum of Water and fishing. Hanging houses are only visible from the outside.
The site of houses hanging over the waters of the Bourne, listed as historic monuments in 1944, impressed Stendhal. It must be admired from the left bank of the Bourne. The visit of the medieval village, through the maze of alleys, can be pleasantly complemented by the pedestrian climb to the old feudal tower of “Three Castles” from which one enjoys a wide panorama.