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Experience, taste and explore!

Romans settled to build wine, got the title of ‘village de caractère’. The village Vogüé, which is situated right next to the Ardèche, has a large castle. Together with the settlement village Balazuc, they are two of the most beautiful villages in France (‘plus beau village de France’). They are definitely worth a visit. The same goes for the historic town of Largentière, on the edge of the Cevennes, with its noticeable location next to the small river the Lignon.

In many cities there is a weekly market, often with many products from the local area. On typical French squares, where a fountain is evident, you will find restaurants and small terraces. Throughout the old city center you can stroll past shops with postcards, jars of olives, lavender soap and other crafts.

De rough nature of the Ardèche offers plenty of beauty to discover. During your stay you can not skip a visit to the Gorges of the Ardèche, with its prehistoric caves and famous Pont d’Arc, where the river has stubbornly made its way through limestone.

A trip to the Croix de Bauzon in the Tanargues and over the Col de Meyrand, with breathtaking views, is a must (for those who don’t fear heights!). But also the Plateau Ardéchois with the volcanos Gerbier de Jonc and Mont Mézenc and the waterfalls of Ray Pic, where the water of the river Bourges falls down for 60 meters, are part of the most impressive places in the Ardèche.

To make things easy for you, we have described and ordered everything that the area has to offer in a book of local routs that you can borrow from us.

Here you will find a selection of the best places to visit:

A medieval town with a staggering castle from the seventeenth century and the remains of a Gall-Roman theatre and settlement.

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 This town was recently named favorite place among the French. This is mainly because of the increased interest for the village, after one of France’ greatest chansonniers Jean Ferrat passed away after living there for the largest part of his life. It is a picturesquely village with a cosy town square, a fountain and restaurants.

Aubenas Ardeche

30 minutes from the campsite lies this lively old town with many historic monuments and an interesting castle from the 12th century. Aubenas is the capital of the southern part of the department the Ardèche. Every Saturday morning there is a fun market with local products that reaches all the small streets of the old center.

Balazuc Ardeche

A settlement with an interesting location, right on the chalk cliffs. Balazus is one of the most beautiful villages of France. In the last decennia, many artists settled down here.

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This waterfall was created by a volcano and is formed by the river the Bourges, which is coming down at that point from 60 meter up higher, through different kind of basalt layers.

Grotte Aven Orgnac Ardeche

Surrounding the river the Ardeche, you will find several stalactite caves with beautiful limestone formations, among which the Grotte de Chauvet is the most famous. Recently it is has been discovered that this cave has the oldest murals in the world and for that reason it has been added to the UNESCO cultural heritage register in 2014. You can only visit a replica of this cave.

A tourist place with a lot of atmosphere, beautifully situated among the limestone cliffs on the Gorges of the Beaume. U will find many beaches and terraces underneath ancient sycamores.

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A medieval town with an old center and for the most part there are still beautifully paved streets. The city gate and the castle, which are located above the town, were built in the 15th century.

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Pont d’Arc is a famous natural arch bridge of 30 meters high crossing the river Ardeche. Vallon Pont d’Arc is the famous tourist place next to the river with many shops, restaurants and a cozy square with many little bars where you can have a cooling drink in the shade of the sycamores.

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Among other things you will find the Gerbier de Jonc and the Mont Mezenc. The silhouettes of these highest mountains in the Ardèche (Mont Gerbier de Jonc is 1551 meters high and the Mont Mézenc is 1753 meters high) rise high above the surrounding landscape. Both peaks offer a breathtaking view over the area.

Saint Montan Ardeche

This medieval town with a castle, beautiful arches and small streets, including the magnificent location, is one of the most beautiful places in the Ardèche.

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Beautiful place in the narrow valley of the Volane. Vals les Bains is a famous spa since the 17th century and contains many healing springs. There is a casino, hotels and parks, which makes the town breath the rich atmosphere from a fashion in passed times. The mineral water of Vals is widely known.