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The Gorges de l’Ardèche

The 1001 treasures of the Ardèche!

Our camping benefits of an ideal location in Vallon Pont d'Arc, at the entrance of the famous Gorges de l'Ardèche. It is an excellent starting point to discover our marvellous region of the south of France. Whether you wish your holidays to be cultural, sporty or filled with discoveries, our campsite offers you an immediate access to the most beautiful monuments and excursions in the middle of a still untouched landscape.

The Gorges de l'Ardèche

The Gorges de l'Ardèche

Easy to visit by car, the Gorges de l'Ardèche is a real canyon of about thirty km dug in the limestone platform between the Pont d’Arc (Vallon Pont d’Arc) and Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche. You can start the panoramic road on the north side and drive through the garrigue.

The Gorges form the frontier between the departments of the Ardèche and the Gard. Many belvederes with names reminding the different sites have been created all along this itinerary, going from the Serre de Tourre with a wonderful viewpoint on the Cevennes and towards Alès at the entrance of the Gorges, to the Ranc Pointu offering a panoramic view on Aiguèze, Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche and further on the Rhone valley and the Mont Ventoux.

(Source Wikipédia)

The majestic Pont d’Arc

The Pont d’Arc has been a classified site since 1982. This stone arch is the result of the work the water has accomplished for ages; first by creating a narrow meander in the limestone and next by digging into the most direct flow axis and so leaving the original track of the ancient meander behind. This underground action is also responsible for the creation of the numerous other cavities in the Gorges de l’Ardèche.

This geological phenomena is rare but not unique in France or in the world, although similar cases are not as important as the Pont d’Arc which is by far the most monumental: it crosses the river the Ardèche at a height of 54 meters and a width of 59 meters. Moreover it is the only stone arch in France crossing a still existing and streaming river.

(Source Vallon Pont d'Arc)

The majestic Pont d’Arc

Places and men

Picturesque villages

The Ardèche is located in the region Rhone-Alpes-Auvergne and is one of its most authentic departments. It offers tourists from all over the world an incredible variety of natural environments and landscapes with many different faces. The numerous picturesque villages belonging to the most beautiful in France are part of these treasures.

At only a few kilometres from the campsite you can discover some wonderful villages: the medieval village of Balazuc high on the steep cliffs, the village of Labeaume laying against the limestone rocks, the village of Voguë which is built like an amphitheatre or Labastide de Virac and its 15th century Huguenot castle proposing a silkworm rearing...

Europe’s most beautiful caves

In the past the Ardèche consisted of deep sea bottoms that all along the different geological eras were eroded by water infiltrations forming subterranean cavities. Nowadays the Ardèche posseses Europe’s most beautiful caves and caverns, of which many are regularly open to the public.

Amongst them you can discover one of the most beautiful and spectacular caves of the Ardèche, the Aven d’Orgnac, which remains the only cave in France having received the label “Grand Site de France”. This cave, located at only 15 km from La Roubine, proposes a guided visit as well as a “Cité de la Préhistoire” and speleological excursions. Please note that you can buy your tickets at the reception of the camping to avoid queues at the Aven.

Magnificent caves