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 Grotte Chauvet 2 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.