Anyone looking for a great place to getaway in the Rhone-Alpes region of France should try the commune of Jaujac. Located in the Ardeche department this area of the country offers plenty of things for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages and apartments.
Located in the Thueyts area, Jaujac offers some wonderful hikes and great places to cycle for holidaymakers. This is also a good place to try other strenuous activities such as climbing, mountain biking and horse riding and there is also a treetop adventure park here. The region’s rivers and lakes offer holidaymakers the chance to swim, go fishing or try canoeing. Golf fans will find a few 18-hole golf courses in the regions and there is tennis courts open to the public too. There are some fine restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from in and around Jaujac, where visitors can enjoy delicious French dishes. In addition to that, self catering holidaymakers will also be able to buy important provisions from shops and markets in the area.
Holidaymakers staying in Jaujac will find it has delightful stone houses and three chateaux, the oldest of which dates back to the 12th century. Just five kilometres away is Meyras, which is one of the Ardeche villages of character and features the Church of Saint-Etienne and a 12th century belltower. There is also a thermal spa centre to be found at Meyras as well as a medieval castle. The picturesque village of Thueyts is nearby as well, where there is a lovely church, the Pouget Tower and the Devil’s Bridge. The historic town of Orange is about a one hour and 40 minute drive from Jaujac. Amongst the highlights for tourists here are the Roman theatre, the 22 metre high Triumphal Arch and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth.
The warmest time of the year to visit this part of France is generally July and August when the average daily maximum temperature is approximately 26 degrees centigrade. January is the coldest month with average highs of 6 degrees centigrade, although the temperature can fall to zero with sleet and snow showers not uncommon during winter. The wettest month tends to be September with an average rainfall of 93mm.
Avignon-Caumont Airport (AVN) is about two hour’s drive from Jaujac and has seasonal flights from London-City (LCY), Leeds/Bradford (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Southampton (SOU). Alternatively Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) is approximately two hours and 40 minute’s drive away. Flights arrive at Lyon from numerous cities in France as well as international airports such as Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. There are car rental firms represented at both airports.