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Gorges de l'Ardeche

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Canoeing in the Ardèche - SAMPZON - PONT D'ARC - CHÂMES

Our family enjoyed a fun and thrill packed day canoeing in the Ardèche which is a great way to view... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Perfect Scenic Route

We drove this route from north to south, stopping at virtually every belvedere or balcon, and had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“ardeche gorge”(19 reviews)
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07700, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed a fun and thrill packed day canoeing in the Ardèche which is a great way to view the amazing landscape the rIver gorges offer, culminating in the Pont D’Arc a spectacular archway in the rock which is almost 200’ by 100’ high!...More

Thank Daddiole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove this route from north to south, stopping at virtually every belvedere or balcon, and had an exceptional 3 hours. The reviews of this gorges are not over-rated...the views were stunning and more importantly, varied. We didn't have time to indulge in the canoeing,...More

1  Thank SollyWM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our thrilling, two-day canoe descent of this wonderful gorge was very professionally organised/ led by the excellent Outdoor Experience’s river guides. Our guide, Chris, ensured that we safely navigated the challenging sections, but also absorbed the magnificent scenery and its history. Being novice canoeists (and...More

Thank dtimmins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply one of the best and most beautiful places we have ever visited. It is however very busy in August..

Thank Neil M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking place to kayak IF you are with someone knowledgeable. I can imagine it would be scary and frustrating without. Even in peak of August we found ourselves alone in places, beginning and end of gorge a bit mad but navigable with...More

1  Thank Louise C
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Even the most cynical, sarcastic teenager, let alone all others, will admit that this is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I have been to the Grand Canyon and lost my breath and standing here yesterday I had a similar reaction. This is...More

Thank segalarnold
Reviewed 30 June 2018

My first trip to the Ardeche Gorge was as a teenager on a holiday with friends. It made such an impression that I returned a few years later to work there. And now...I live here!!!! The gorge varies dramatically throughout the year from complete peacefulness...More

4  Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Ardeche Gorge is a stunning place to visit and the best way to experience it is by doing a 2 day kayak trip starting at Vallon Pont d'Arc. I thought it was worth mentioning the company we booked through as they were very good....More

8  Thank MarkGuthrie
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We drove along the gorge stopping off at several of the excellent viewing spots to take photographs. It being early June and outside school holidays it was an easy relaxing drive.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

A beautiful place that can be walked or paddled. I'd recommend paddling a kayak down as there are some really good rapids to have a play on even for complete novices. I would highly recommend a guide as they look after you, keep you safe...More

3  Thank Andy M
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Justin E
27 April 2015|
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Response from Patrick H | Property representative |
Hello Justin, check out The Outdoor Experience if you are looking for a tour. Regards.
4 April 2015|
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Response from D C | Reviewed this property |
A bit late now but others may read this. I have been to all three places. Ardeche best for river trip; verdon good for walking and big open views, tarn more family friendly for both of the above activities. All are... More
Shayla B
31 March 2015|
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Response from Daniel C |
Hi Shayla,if you would like a guided river trip through the Gorges de l'Ardeche then check out 'Experience Ardeche'. They have trips running from April through to the end of September.