Lagorce is a small town of under 1000 residents in the wild and unspoilt Vallon Pont d’Arc area of the Ardeche.
The diverse landscapes around Lagorce holiday homes provide a vast array of things to do for visitors. Walking and climbing in the mountains, mountain biking, hiking through the chestnut forests or kayaking through the river gorges are the best way to appreciate the Ardeche countryside, with its impressive gorges towering up to 300 feet in height. Sample the local Picodon cheese, a speciality of the area made from whole goat’s milk. There are many delightful villages to be visited on scenic drives. Browse the local shops and absorb the laid back atmosphere and the slower pace of life enjoyed here.
The village of Vallon Pont d’Arc is just 6km from Lagorce holiday homes and has a castle and a tourism office. The nearby Cave Chauvet contains some of the earliest known cave paintings and was only discovered in 1994. It was named after one of the three cavers who discovered it, Jean-Marie Chauvet. The cave also contained human evidence from the Upper Paleolithic era as well as fossilized remains and drawings of animals that are now extinct. A little further afield is Balazuc with its famous castle and church of Notre-Dame. It is known as one of the most beautiful villages in France and has retained its mediaeval appeal with narrow streets called “callades”, a 13th century church with a square tower and many merchant houses. The village of Vogue overlooks the sweeping River Ardeche and is a popular place to visit with its castle and terraced gardens. It is about 13km north of your Lagorce holiday home.
Lagorce holiday rentals in the Ardeche enjoy a pleasant Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild showery winters. Temperatures reach an average 29°C (84°F) in the summer. Winters are cool with daytime highs of 7-10°C (45-50°F) and there can be showers, mainly from October to May.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Lagorce is Marseille (MRS) Airport which is about 175km away. This busy airport is served by most budget airlines including Easyjet and Ryanair. Allow about 2 hours 20 minutes to drive to Lagorce along the A7 toll road.
Lyon-Saint Exupery (LYS) Airport is another option, about 200 km away. It is served by Air France and budget airline EasyJet from various UK cities. The nearest train station to Lagorce is Valence, which is served by the TGV and is 80km away.