An exceptional natural heritage
Many exceptional natural sites are accessible from Ardèche Camping
With a wealth of geological sites, often resulting from volcanic activity, the Ardèche offers you spectacular landscapes of great diversity.
The Gorges de l’Ardèche need no introduction…
The Gorges de l’Ardèche, classified as a remarkable natural site, is a canyon more than 30 kilometres long, bordered by magnificent limestone cliffs and home to a 60m high natural arch, the famous Pont d’Arc. A Mecca for canoeing and outdoor activities, this is a site not to be missed…
The Ardèche mountains and the Mont Gerbier de Jonc (source of the Loire, France’s longest river)
Celebrated by French singer Jean Ferrat, the Ardèche mountains are a Mecca for hiking and outdoor activities offering you spectacular scenery and wildlife. Here the Loire River has its source on Mont Gerbier de Jonc, a famous summit of the Monts d’Ardèche resulting from volcanic activity.
Eyrieux Valley: multiple family activities
From the Rhone Valley, La Voulte and Beauchastel to Boutières (Le Cheylard), discover an exceptional valley, ideal for outdoor sports and swimming but also bucolic walks or bike rides on the alternative ‘Dolce via’ route.
Lake of Issarlès, a volcanic phenomenon…
In the crater of an ancient volcano, at 1,000 metres above sea level, the Lake of Issarlès measures 97 hectares. A shaded 5km walking trail in the woods will take you around the lake with the family. Nearby you will find many hiking trails.
Ray Pic waterfall, volcanic and geological curiosity
A classified site since 1931, the Ray Pic Waterfall gushes from basalt rocks in Péreyres in the Ardèche mountains: a spectacular natural site.