is a commune
(capital) of the Ardèche département
. It is the second-smallest administrative center of any departement in France, larger than only the commune of Foix
. It is the fifth-largest commune in the Ardèche, behind Annonay
, and Tournon-sur-Rhône
It is the birthplace of French footballer Cyril Théréau.
Privas is twinned with: