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Gorges de l'Ardeche

Gorges de l'Ardeche, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
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Great place to get wet, or ride in a canoe. It can get shallow in some place but still a nice... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kansas City
Beautiful spot for a swim

There is a parking area, seemed to be free which is unusual, and a short walk to a lovely riverside... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robyn P
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Gorges de l'Ardeche, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to get wet, or ride in a canoe. It can get shallow in some place but still a nice relaxing ride down the river.

Thank pvnipper
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a parking area, seemed to be free which is unusual, and a short walk to a lovely riverside beach, with spectacular views of the Pont d'arc. The water seemed to be clean, and wasn't flowing fast, so it was a lovely place for...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time here! Park just across the street and walk 2 minutes past vineyards to the sand beach & river. The arc itself is just stunning, and my young children had a lovely time splashing and swimming in the water. Beach was...More

1  Thank cik201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove on the upper road along the edge of the gorge and there were several pullouts with views of the gorge and river below. It's an amazing place and you can see a lot from the road.

1  Thank Craig T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can I describe the fun that we have just had canoeing the Ardeche with the Outdoor Experience? Paddy, Ted and Adam were all superb and nothing was too much trouble, even down to opening their season early to accommodate us. My wife and I,...More

3  Thank Colin G
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Nothing like in photos. You have to be here in person to see this spectacular arched rock. Also the surrounding massive mountains of Ardeche and appreciate this incredible gorge.

Thank Bintbatoutta
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The arch a little overrated, and in early May the weather is a little hit or miss. Prob the best thing to do is a canoe trip (22€ for 8kms), and get a good hit of the area. Parking opposite is convenient.

1  Thank steadyslack
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the gorges of Ardèche over Easter and we found it really spectacular. The views are amazing, there are lovely walks to do, and there are even a few beaches. The river is popular for kayaking, and a few brave souls were swimming. The...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Not a fast drive, but take the time to stop and enjoy all the viewpoints If you are lucky you will encounter mountain goats- driver pay attention

Thank Jer D
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We have been on camping holiday in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc 4-5 times in the last decade. And it has been a pleasure every time. For a Norseman the landscape is very dramatic and the climate pleasant Some very nice hotels and camping sites in the area. And...More

Thank Jesper J
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Justin E
Hi Dave what tour company did you use. We are thinking of going with acorn family holidays. Thanks in advance. Ellen
27 April 2015|
Response from Patrick H | Property representative |
Hello Justin, check out The Outdoor Experience if you are looking for a tour. Regards.
This area looks very commercial, unlike gorge du tarn, and the kayaking looks a little challenging. If there is a choice between this and Verdon gorge, which would be more desirable for hiking and beauty and a small town to stay for a couple of days.
4 April 2015|
Response from D C | Reviewed this property |
A bit late now but others may read this. I have been to all three places. Ardeche best for river trip; verdon good for walking and big open views, tarn more family friendly for both of the above activities. All are... More
Shayla B
Hi, What is the best way to do this? Is there a tour company I can look into?
31 March 2015|
Response from Daniel C |
Hi Shayla,if you would like a guided river trip through the Gorges de l'Ardeche then check out 'Experience Ardeche'. They have trips running from April through to the end of September.