Canoeing in Ardèche

Quiet canoe ride with the family along the picturesque villages or under the Pont d'Arc, sporty descent in the heart of the Gorges de l’Ardèche nature reserve…

From Vogüé to Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche, the Ardèche river offers a multitude of wilderness trails to explore by canoe.

We tell you everything so you have a great time!

the Vans

The Pays des Vans in Ardèche Plein Sud offers the setting of the Cévennes and Provençal landscapes ideal for practicing river leisure activities and hiking, cycling or mountain biking, and discover the heritage sites.

We welcome you all year round at the tourist office to help you plan your stay: search for festivities, leisure activities: hiking trails, mountain bike routes and the Ardéchoise by bike, donkey rides, leisure activities along the Chassezac - canoeing, kayaking, paddle, via ferrata and via corda, adventure trail, canyoning, climbing... accompany you in the discovery of sites, villages and caves ...

Chauvet Cave

The Chauvet Cave 2, a replica of the Chauvet Cave, welcomes you to a unique and timeless place to help you discover the life of the Aurignacians.

The famous Chauvet Cave listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Cocalière Cave

Come discover the Gotte de la Cocalière, one of the most beautiful caves in France and take a wonderful journey to the center of the earth in the Cévennes between Gard and Ardèche

Dug into the limestones of the summit of the Jurassic (Kimmeridgian, Tithonian - between 146 and 135 million years), the renowned cave that you are now going to visit is only one branch of a vast underground complex covering a thirty kilometers.

Without forgetting the return by little train.

Its history began 35 million years ago (Eocene, Tertiary Era) and continues today because the Cocalière is a living cave, that is to say still in formation.


Balazuc is classified among the Most Beautiful Villages of France, and you will quickly understand why.

small houses tight against each other, clinging to the cliff above the Ardèche river, cool and shaded cobbled streets, secret passages like that of “Fachinière” (the spell caster), vaults, cobblestones, craft shops, a very pretty Romanesque church…

It’s a dream, isn’t it?

And then the beach! What a magical place for a swim, facing the cliffs! Or for a canoe trip…

Cévennes Natural Park

From the granite highlands of Mont-Lozère to the majestic forests of Aigoual, from the vast limestone plateaus of the Causse Méjean cut by the spectacular Gorges du Tarn and de la Jonte with the sharp ridges and deep valleys of the schistose Cévennes, the opportunities to marvel at the sumptuous landscapes of the Cévennes National Park, shaped by man for millennia, are numerous!

Grotte Aven d'Orgnac

This story begins 100 million years ago, from the formation of limestone rock, until the discovery of the Aven d'Orgnac, in 1935, which allows us today today to admire gigantic underground rooms. It is also a human story, from the edge of flint that was knapped 350,000 years ago, and the transmission which continues at the City of Prehistory. Come learn a little, dream a lot, change eras above all...


Near the Monts d'Ardèche regional natural park, nature offers us wild and varied landscapes. His visit takes you from the plain, with its limestone soil, burning in summer, where the song of cicadas mixes with the smell of thyme, to the mountains and its schist soil where chestnut trees grow, so famous for their cream of chestnuts. Streams and rivers such as Ardèche, Chassezac or Beaume allow you to refresh and swim.