The Ardèche Gorges are unique for the quality of their protected landscapes, the variety and wealth of their natural, historic and prehistoric heritage. As one of the most beautiful sites in Europe, they have been a national nature reserve since 1980.
The tourist route with its 11 viewpoints
The Gorges runs about 29 kilometres from Vallon Pont d’Arc to Saint-Martin d’Ardèche, with 11 very impressive viewpoints. There are lots of places to pull over and take in the scenery and take hundreds of photos, each better than the one before.
Hiking in the Ardèche Gorges
The best way to exlpore this natural haven for remarkable biodiversity. The Gorges should be explored by treading quietly to discover hundreds of animal species including Bonelli’s eagle, the reserve’s emblem. 500 plant species make up its rich and diverse flora.
A refreshing canoe or boat trip
Pass under the Pont d’Arc gateway to the Ardèche Gorges, go through the rapids of the Black Tooth or the Three Waters. Take the opportunity to swim in the stunning natural sites. The descent of the Ardeche Gorges by canoe is an initiatory experience.