The Cevennes Ardechoises region is a stunning rural region of the Rhone-Alpes in eastern France. Known as a sensational destination for walking holidays, the landscapes of the Cevennes Ardechoises are certainly not flat, with roads largely following the rivers which carve thin valleys between the bare slopes of the Alpine foothills. Those wishing to retreat to a little haven of peace in the glorious mountain scenery of the French Alps, summer or winter, could not be better placed than from a holiday rental property in Cevennes Ardechoises.
Cevennes Ardechoises marks the boundary between the Alps of the Rhone-Alpes and the Cevennes mountains of Languedoc-Roussillon. Much of the area lies in the beautiful Rhone Valley, and as a result, outdoor living is a huge aspect of life in the region. Known for both its sensational wines and its incomparable natural facilities for outdoor pursuits, a self catering Cevennes Ardechoises holiday rental is an ideal base for a full immersion in rural French lifestyles.
The mountains, valleys and large national parks which adorn the area are ideal for walking, horse riding, mountaineering, mountain biking and river fishing holidays. There are an amazing range of walking, cycling, riding and climbing routes throughout the area that you can venture into the countryside every day and never take the same route twice from a Cevennes Ardechoises cottage or gite. The many rivers which carve the area are an activity haven too. Fishing is extremely good in Cevennes Ardechoises, and there are a great number of stretches along which you can canoe, white water raft or simply take a refreshing swim during the heat of the day.
The cuisine of Cevennes Ardechoises is as spectacular as the scenery. Wine is especially important, with plenty of magnificent vineyard tours and wine tasting sessions. There are a great array of traditional restaurants to try, as well as mountain side cafes from which the views are simply astonishing and time seems to stand still whilst you watch the world silently drifting by.
The Joyeuse area of Cevennes Ardechoises is a delightful region of tiny mountain hamlets, sun-soaked vineyards and sensational scenery. The Monts d’Ardeche National Park encompasses much of the heart of the Joyeuse area, providing a magnificent base for horse riding, hiking, paragliding, mountain biking and mountaineering. The Ardeche River here is ideal for fishing, swimming and canoeing too.
The Les Vans region lies in the very south of Cevennes Ardechoises, blessed with a wonderfully Mediterranean climate and beautiful mountain scenery. With the vineyards of the Rhone Valley and excellent access into both the Cevennes of Languedoc-Roussillon and the Alps to the east, anything is possible from a Les Vans villa in Cevennes Ardechoises.
A holiday rental property in Cevennes Ardechoises is best reached from a Nimes Airport (FNI), which is around 100km from the centre of the region, and receives direct flights from Liverpool (LPL), the East Midlands (EMA) and Luton (LTN) provided by Ryanair. Marseille Airport (MRS) is also easily reached from Cevennes Ardechoises accommodation. A hire car is strongly advised during your stay in a self catering Cevennes Ardechoises villa.