Discover the wonders of the Southern Ardèche
The south of the Ardèche is full of natural and historical jewels. Its caves, real underground cathedrals, its numerous villages considered as the most beautiful villages of France, its mountains, its forests, its rivers and its gorges make it an ideal destination for a dream vacation!
THE CAVE OF CHAUVET 2 26 km
Between stalactites and stalagmites, in the fabulous replica of the Pont d'arc cave, known as the Chauvet cave, you will discover extraordinary paintings and engravings representing a hundred animals (lions, rhinoceroses, horses...), restitution of the masterpiece of the first artists of the history of mankind, dating from 36 000 years. www.grottechauvet2ardeche.com
THE WOOD OF PAÏOLIVE 22 km
At the foot of the Cevennes, in the south of the Ardèche department, this ancient forest crossed by the Chassezac gorges is a real curiosity of the region. Discover the richness of this fascinating labyrinth through its numerous paths and explore its mysterious landscapes of white oaks and limestone blocks sculpted by erosion.
The Montreal Castle 03 km
Hubert Fénestrier opens his doors to you all year long... This mason, passionate about old stones, and now lord of the manor, has been restoring this building alone since 1998! In summer, medieval animations are organized, you can also discover the know-how of the Middle Ages during workshops and theatrical visits. Ideal for children.
The Mont-Gerbier de Jonc 63 km
Discover the sources of the longest river in France! Because it is there that the long journey of the Loire to the Atlantic Ocean begins. Classified since 1933, this relief with a particular shape culminating at 1551 m offers a breathtaking and incomparable view on the volcanic lands. From its summit, the sunrise promises you an experience that you will not forget!
The Gorges of the Ardèche and the Pont d'Arc 20 km
Nicknamed the "natural gateway" to the Ardèche gorges, the impressive Pont-d'Arc (60 m for a height of 54 m) is a geological curiosity unique in the world. The gorges stretch over about 30 kilometers, between the Pont-d'Arc (in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc) and Saint-Martin d'Ardèche. Canoeing, kayaking, boating or hiking, discover and enjoy a unique experience in one of the most remarkable sites in Europe!
The Museum of the chestnut grove 08 km
Discover the history of chestnut cultivation, the maintenance of the chestnut grove, the collection, drying and shelling of chestnuts, as well as the impressive collection of old tools presented. You will know everything about the one called "the bread tree"! Creams, cookies, terrines, liqueurs and other artisanal products made from chestnuts await you in the store...
The Great site of Aven d'Orgnac 33 km
Follow in the footsteps of our prehistoric ancestors! Discovered in 1935, the Aven d'Orgnac is located in the south of the limestone plateau of the Ardèche gorges. Contemplate the gigantic underground rooms with hundreds of crystallizations (700 steps to go down to a depth of 120 meters) of a cave classified Grand Site National since 2004. Take the opportunity to share the daily life of our ancestors since the Paleolithic era at the Cité de la Préhistoire. www.orgnac.com