1-SUN AND SWIMMING EVEN IN SPRING
Ardèche is South! Which means the Spring brings beautiful warm, sunny days.
So why not come and enjoy the sun and a swim in the river?
2 – a canoeing paradise
If you only go canoeing once in your life, it has to be here! In the Ardèche Gorges! Canoeing in Ardèche is more than just a sport, it is an authentic nature experience. A real journey back to the essentials. Time stands still when you are surrounded by such spectacular nature.
A descent of the Ardèche Gorges (24 or 30 km) from Vallon Pont d’Arc or Pont d’Arc, is guaranteed to make memories you’ll never forget! Opt for the 2-day adventure and spend a magical night in the heart of the Nature Reserve.
If you prefer to practise before embarking on the long descent, some shorter options are available, departing from Vogüé, Balazuc or Pradons, for an introductory session exploring other beautiful spots!
3 – THE WORLD’S OLDEST DECORATED CAVE STAND HERE!
You have probably heard of the Chauvet Cave? Discovered in 1994 at Vallon Pont d’Arc by 3 potholers, the cave is decorated with prehistoric animal paintings: mammoths, cave lions, cave bears, rhinoceros and bison. Cave paintings of 36,000 years ago make this the most ancient “art gallery” in the world. It was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in June 2014.
Unique in the world, the original site is protected; it is closed to the public and well guarded! A replica, the Pont d’Arc Cavern, opened its doors in 2015, allowing visitors to experience the emotion of the discovery of these prehistoric paintings.
Take your canoe for a 2 day/1 night adventure in the Ardèche Gorges! Book our all-in-one deal and we’ll take care of everything: canoe hire, bivouac (the only type of accommodation allowed in the Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve) and return transportation. Prepare for a magical experience...Read more
Pont d'Arc Ardeche offers all styles of accommodation! Campsites on the waterfront, characteristic gites, charming guestrooms, comfortable hotels, holiday villages, activity-packed holiday villages... Choose the holiday that best suits you for a totally unique stay!Read more