Holiday in Ardeche

Holiday in the Ardeche

Adventure on the water...

Those who like active holidays love the Ardèche. Thanks to the beautiful and vast green areas and the river which takes its name from this charming region, you can go canoeing, kayaking, rafting, trekking, mountain biking, climbing and scrambling.

The Ardèche

To the south of this wonderful region are the Gorges de l'Ardèche. Canoe or kayak down the beautiful river and you will be surprised by the unusual rock formations and caves. The highlight of the trip is the natural bridge of Pont d'Arc, in the town of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. Very famous in the world for its impressive size being 54m high and 60m long!

The Caves

The landscape of the Ardèche is characterized by endless lavender fields, olive groves and picturesque ancient villages. Making this region even more popular are the impressive caves. Start from the cave of Aven Orgnac, the Caves of Saint-Marcel and the Grotte Chauvet. The latter is one of the best known and most important prehistoric sites in Europe, packed with history, symbolic and aesthetics of the Stone Age. If you want to end your holiday with a little fun, then go to the ‘Foret de l'Aventure’, a beautiful park with different paths on trees. Fun for the whole family!

Holiday in the Ardeche

Straight to the offers
Sun

Average summer temperature: 28 degrees 

Culture

Ancient cave paintings 

Nature

Natural Bridge of Pont 'd'Arc 

Cuisine

Goat's cheeses; Chevreton and Pico Dons 

Souvenir

Wine, cheese and 'marrons glaces'

TO DO

Canoe or kayak on the river Ardeche

If you get chance take a trip in a canoe or kayak on the river Ardeche. If you prefer to take a refreshing dip then visit La Beaume where you can enjoy yourself at a beautiful beach and its stunning rock formations. 

SHOPPING

Lyon

Shopping can be perhaps too relaxing in a pedestrian city like Lyon. Just follow the pedestrian zones of the ‘Rue de la République’ and ‘Rue Président Edouard Herriot’ to empty your wallet. For those who prefer to buy fresh local produce, the village of ‘Argentiere’ has a perfect market for this. 

TO SEE

Miniature Ardeche

Love the Ardeche but don’t have enough time to visit it all? Do not worry about that, the Ardeche Miniature will help you do this. 

TO TASTE

Marrons glaces

Specialties of the region; ‘marrons glaces de l'Ardeche’ are an excellent souvenir. Another typical dish of the region is the ‘Poulet aux Ecrevisses’, a particular combination of chicken and shrimp.