Annonay, a town of southern France, department of Ardeche, 37 m. S. of Lyons, noted as the birthplace of the Montgolfiers, inventors of the air balloon, and for its paper made at mills erected by these famous brothers; pop. in 1866, 18,445. It has several celebrated manufactories of gloves. It is the point of junction of the Cance with the Deaume river, which is here crossed by a suspension bridge.