The famous gorges of the Ardèche, a paradise for canoeists and kayakers, the villages of Ardèche full of character that delight lovers of beautiful stones, the famous volcanic sites such as Mount Gerbier de Jonc, the Ray-Pic waterfall and Mount Mézenc, the magical world of mysterious caves, the medieval castles overlooking the Rhône valley, the many belvederes offering superb panoramic views, or the many farmers' markets offering local flavours are what make the Ardèche a region full of surprises and discoveries. A popular holiday destination for nature lovers, it is particularly conducive to relaxation and outdoor recreation, with its preserved spaces, dotted with lakes and rivers! Depending on your various requirements and needs, HomeCamper has many hosts in store for you that are going to be able to make you enjoy your stay like never before. Lovers of vanlife, roadtrips, and outdoor camping will be delighted!
The Ardèche is a department first of all famous for the aforementionned Gorges de l'Ardèche.
An exceptional natural site, nature is in the spotlight in the Gorges de l'Ardèche since it remains preserved there. Every year, the Ardèche Gorges bring together many sports enthusiasts and lovers of the countryside. The Ardèche gorges are the ideal place for beautiful excursions of all kinds! The gorges offer about thirty kilometers of canoeing and canyoning space. There are also many hiking trails for all levels. The Gorges de l'Ardèche offer magnificent panoramas and is the ideal place for a 100% natural holiday! The Ardèche is also represented by the volcanic lake of Issarlès and its magnificent landscapes, the Tarnaque massif or the regional Natural Park of the Monts de l'Ardèche !
In addition to being an ideal department for a "natural" holiday, Ardèche is also a department where history has its full importance. Its cave of Chauvet and its rock paintings, its ancient city of Alba la Romaine, its castles like that of Montreal are the remains of the history of the department. The villages full of character in the Ardèche are also worth visiting, such as the beautiful village of Balazuc in France, Rochemaure and its ramparts or the village of Beauchastel. Aubenas is the capital of the Ardèche, a beautiful southern town with its Place de l'Airette or Place du Château or its Grand'rue.
The Ardèche also has a good reputation in thermalism. Neyrac les Bains, Vals les Bains and Saint Laurent les Bains welcome many visitors every year, because these 3 thermal resorts are renowned!
A lively and dynamic department, Ardèche is punctuated each year by numerous events, including festivals, such as the Ardèche Aluna Festival in Ruoms, which takes place every year!
If you wish to stay in the department of Ardèche and enjoy all the outdoor activities available, we recommend that you visit this region of France between May and September. You can visit the area throughout most of year, however we'd advise you to avoid the months of December to February, as these are the coolest months of the year, and there are not as many activities that will make your stay perfect!
Whether you own a caravan, a motorhome, or a van, get ready for a roadtrip filled with unique camping and sightseeing experiences!