Sportive activities and culture
Our holiday homes are near the rivers the Chassezac and the Ardèche.
We can organise canoe trips for half a day or the entire day.
The Ardeche is a dream for bikers! Beautiful roads!
We are centrally located to do a lot of trips.( ride to the Alps, the mont Ventoux, the meditarian, and nearby the gorges of the Ardeche and the Chassezac.
Special service for bikers
Secure covered bikepark
Walking and cycling
The Ardeche is a paradise for walkers and cyclists
The roads are calm ( exept in July and August) and really spectacular
For ex. at 20 km the Gorges de l’Ardèche , 10 km the Gorges du Chassezac et 3 km du bois de Païolive.
We have some route maps available on request
In the office of tourisme in Les Vans you can also find a great choise of maps.
Other activities nearby
Horsriding ( 10 km)
Karting/quad in Grospierres (5 km)
Adventure Parc in the trees in Grospierres (5 km)
Fishing (rivers Chassezac, Ardèche, La beaume) ( 5 km)
The Ardeche has a rich culture and history
In the medieval villages Banne, Balazuc, Naves, Vogué, Vinezac, Labeaume…….you can take a trip back in time…
You can visit a morning or evening market every day with local and artisanal pruducts
There are also on a regulary base artisanal and antique markets in the area.
Museums and castels
And of couse there are a lot of museums and castels you can visit to understand more how life was back in time.
Chateaux de Vogué, Château la Bastide de Virac, Château de Chassagne….
Museum of chestnuts in Joyeuse, museum of lavendel in St Martin d’Ardèche….
There are many caves discovered in the area:
Grotte de la Cocalière, l’Aven d’Orgnac, grotte de la Madeleine,…
The most famous one is the grotte de Chauvet , the oldest cave discovered in the world, classified together with the Pont d’Arc in the patrimonium of the UNESCO. And has been entirely reconstructed in the caverne du Pont D’arc
The Ardèche is also known for its wines:
red wine : Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
White wine : Chardonnay and Viognier
Rosé : Gris de Grenache
You can taste wine in several caves and domaines around us