Ardèche, between Lyon and Avignon, is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, wild nature and many outdoor activities: canoe-kayak in the Ardèche Gorges, walking in the Ardèche Cévennes or in the volcanic mountains, cycling way on the Dolce Via in the Eyrieux valley.
The beauty of its nature sites like its caves are incredible such as the Chauvet Cave, part of the UNESCO World Heritage, whose treasures dated 36,000 years ago
But there’re also amazing secret escapes:
- Annonay and the ingenious Montgolfier brothers who set off in a hot-air balloon in 1783
- Little roads lead you to peaceful medieval villages, the ‘Villages de Caractère’
- Lavender fields and olive tree groves which share the scenery
- Colorful small markets with stalls of fruits and delicatessen, chestnuts, cheeses and wines.
Ardèche is a perfect destination for the joys of family holidays, either in hotels or campsites, self-catering accommodation or guesthouses.