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Discover the treasures of the Ardeche

It is the country of olive tree, vine, scrubland, sun and cicadas.

Unique in the world, this site offers a moving approach to the ornate cave of Pont d'Arc (known as the Chauvet cave) through a restoration of paintings dating back more than 36,000 years. The first artists in the history of Humanity painted a masterpiece: horses, lions, rhinos and many other animals captured on the spot, running, hunting or clashing..

Located 10 mn by car from The Cigalous, the Cavern of the Pont d'Arc restitution area of the Chauvet cave can be visited every day. Book your tickets online at www.cavernedupontdarc.fr/reservez-en-ligne/

Activités dans la région

    To be Amazed:

  • To be fascinated by the drawings and the rock engravings of the Cave of the bridge of Arc lthe space of restitution of the Chauvet cave.
  • To Succumb in the mysteries of the most beautiful caves : Aven d’Orgnac, L’Aven Marzal, St Marcel, La forestière, La Madeleine
  • Venture in the bois de Païolive. Natural labyrinth overlooking the Chassezac.
  • With an ULM fly over the most spectacular canyon in Europe : the Gorges de l'Ardèche Nature Reserve.
  • Travelling trought the natural park of the Monts d'Ardèche.
    To Admire:

  • The remains of Alba-la- Romaine, the Devil's Bridge.
  • The most beautiful villages of Southern Ardèche : Labeaume, Balazuc, Barjac, La Bastide de Virac, Lagorce, Sainte Colombe, Voguë... and Salavas.
  • Rivers: the Ibie, the Cèze… the cascades of Sautadet, Ray Pic, or the hole of the Moon.
    To Move:

  • Bathing or fishing, in the Ardèche, the beach is 300 m, the Pont d’Arc 5 Km.
  • Go down the Gorges de l'Ardèche by canoe or stand up paddle.
  • Canyoning in the Cevennes.
  • Try climbing, adventure trail in the trees or via ferrata.
  • Discover caving in the many caves in the area.
  • Ride on horseback, pony or donkey..

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