Stay in the Ardèche
Stay in the Ardèche : Discover a cave
Discover a cave
Begin your stay with a fantastic trip in a canoe/kayak through the heart of the Ardèche gorges. Continue with a choice of must-see sites: the Pont d’Arc cave with its prehistoric history (this is new addition to the abundance of visits around the Ardèche and opened in April 2015) or the Aven d’Orgnac with its majestic natural formations.
Day 1: Canoe-Kayak
Appointment at Vallon Pont d’Arc for a day or a half-day in canoe-kayak.
A small descent (4 miles for families and children, with a possibility of a 7 miles descent) or a long descent (14 miles for the sportiest persons) in the Gorges of Ardèche.
A great trek at the heart of the nature reserve’s canyon to discover a wild and preserved nature, wonderful landscapes….. Guaranteed astonishment!
A return to the starting point by shuttle.
Installation at your hotel. Dinner. Night.
Day 2: Pont d’Arc Cavern or Orgnac Aven
You have the choice to discover one of these wonders:
- A guided tour of the Pont d’Arc Cavern and a free visit of the Aurignacian gallery:
In a deep cave the first artists of the humanity have painted a masterpiece: horses, lions, rhinoceros, and many other captured live animals: running, hunting or fighting to each other.
36 000 years later, scientists, engineers, and artists have realised a unique in the world achievement. They have recreated this original cave: The Pont d’Arc Cavern, revealing this extraordinary all of paintings and illustrations and making perceptible the emotion felt by the discoverers of the cave twenty years before.
- Or a guided tour of the Orgnac Aven and a free visit of the city of the prehistory:
A SPECTACULAR natural site. Here, nature lets us enter in its mysteries, to tell us a story that started for 110 million years where time shaped a fantastic underground world and gave its memory to us. The rest of the day is free until your return to your region.