Canoeing in Ardèche

Quiet family canoe trip along the picturesque villages or under the Pont d'Arc, sporting 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 wild routes to explore by canoe.

We tell you everything so that 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 leisures and hiking, cycling or mountain biking, and go to the discovery of heritage sites. We welcome you all year round at the tourist office to help you plan your stay: finding accommodation, restaurants, festivities, leisure activities: hiking trails, mountain biking and Ardéchoise cycling routes, donkey rides, leisure activities along the Chassezac - canoe, kayak, paddle, via ferrata and via corda, adventure course, canyoning, climbing ... accompany you in the discovery of sites, villages and caves ...

The Chauvet Cave

La Grotte Chauvet 2, a replica of the Grotte Chauvet, welcomes you in a unique and timeless place to help you discover the life of the Aurignacians.

The famous Chauvet Cave, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Cocalière Cave

Come and discover the Cocalière cave, one of the most beautiful caves in France and take a wonderful trip to the center of the land in the Cévennes between Gard and Ardèche

Carved out of the limestones of the top of the Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian, Tithonian - between 146 and 135 million years ago), the famous cave that you will now visit is only one branch of a vast underground complex covering some thirty kilometers .

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 close together, clinging to the cliff above the Ardèche river, cool and shaded cobbled streets, secret passages such as that of the "Fachinière" (the caster of spells), vaults, calades , artisan shops, a very pretty Romanesque church ...

Doesn't it make you dream?

And then the beach! What a magical spot for a swim, there 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 notched by the spectacular Gorges du Tarn and de la Jonte with the sharp ridges and deep valleys of the schistose Cévennes, the opportunities to s' marvel at the sumptuous landscapes of the Cévennes National Park, shaped by man for millennia, are numerous!

Cave Aven d'Orgnac

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


Close to the Monts d'Ardèche regional natural park, nature offers us wild and varied landscapes. Its visit takes you from the plain, with its limestone soil, scorching in summer, where the song of the cicadas mingles with the smell of thyme, to the mountain 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 refreshments and swimming.