Tourism - Ardèche

Ardeche is a French department that is part of Rhône-Alpes region. It is surrounded by Drôme, Vaucluse, Gard, Lozère, Haute-Loire, Loire and Izère departments. The landscapes in Ardeche are fairly different between the North and the south of the department that offer great variety. The department can be divided in three large areas such as the southern Ardeche, which begins from Rhône river and goes to Piedmont Cevenol, the most touristy part; the Ardeche mountain, a plateau situated at 1000 meters high and that is the least populated part as well as the wildest and finally “Green Ardeche”, located in the north of the department separating Massif Central region from the Rhône Valley.

The Ardeche department has many well-known tourists sites such as, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, a holiday site where one can visit the Ardeche Gorges and canoeing down the river to Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche. The Ardeche Caves and its exhibitions in Vallon. The PaÏolive wood, near Vans and Chassezac river banks. Aven d’orgnac and its museum. The mount Gerbier de Jonc, which is Loire river's source. The “Cascade du Ray-Pic” near Lachamp-Raphaël.

The major annually event in Ardeche is without a doubt the “Fête de la Châtaigne” celebrating chesnut, this event takes place everywhere in the department, every autumn.

Top tourist cities in Ardèche


Tourism Privas

Privas is the main city of the Ardèche department with currently 8692 inhabitants. Located in the heart of the department of Ardèche, Privas is a great base for discovering all the Ardeche. Built on a rocky outcrop overlooking two valleys, Privas ...

Must : Pont Louis XIII, Chapelle des Récollets


Tourisme Largentiere

Largentière is located in the department of the Ardeche and the Rhone-Alpes region. Sights The castle of Largentière of XVth century  The medieval city  The church Notre-Dame-des-Pommiers (XIIIe century) of Gothic style The " Museum ...


Tourism Tournon-sur-Rhône

Tournon-sur-Rhône is located in the Ardèche and Rhône-Alpes region. Sights in Tournon sur Rhône Medieval Gates Fortifications Renaissance (gates and towers) Collegiate Church of Saint Julien Tournon Castle dating from the fourteenth to ...


Tourism Rosieres

Rosières is located in the department of Ardeche and the Rhone-Alpes area. The commune of Rosières is located at the periphery of the Regional natural park of the Mounts of Ardeche, at an altitude of 160 meters. The village lives today primarily of tourism ...