In the Auvergne-Rhones-Alpes region, the Ardèche owes its name to the river that crosses it. Over time, she has shaped landscapes of great beauty.
In Ardèche more than 1 meters of vertical drop separate the north on the high plateau of the Massif Central from the south in the Rhône valley. From this singularity follows an extraordinary diversity of natural environments. Among them, there are no less than 16 sensitive natural areas. Forests, meadows, rivers, lakes, peat bogs or arid areas, scrubland and pine forests ... All these environments are home to preserved biodiversity. Visitors can admire magnificent animals and plants in their natural environment. Lovers of nature, discovery or sport? You will be "amazed by the Ardèche"!
The essentials of the Ardèche
During holidays in Ardèche, new discoveries are available to visitors every day. Among them, the reconstitution of the Chauvet Cave is a real technical and artistic feat. An impressive dive into the heart of prehistory ... A little later, embark on a journey on the rail in the style of the ancients. Nothing like a steam train ride in the Ardèche to discover the beauty of the landscapes. And for lovers of African animals, the Safari de Peaugres awaits you. It is the largest animal park in the region. Regarding natural sites, do not miss Mont Gerbier de Jonc and the sources of the Loire. Païolive Wood, the Ray Pic waterfall and the large Orgnac site are also visits not to be missed. To finish, the gorges of the Ardèche will satisfy all enthusiasts of discovery sports.
A sports area in the heart of nature
In Ardèche, outdoor sports are king! Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or canoeing are available throughout the department. The Chassezac gorges and the gorges of the Ardèche are majestic sites to live intense experiences while practicing your favorite sport. Enjoy your stay in Ardèche to introduce you to canyoning, multisport raid, climbing, caving or orienteering.