Ardeche, France

Ardeche, France

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Where to stay around Ardeche?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,000 holiday lettings near Ardeche. From 878 houses to 505 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Ardeche is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ardeche?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Ardeche. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: 1,229 holiday homes
  • Aubenas: 564 holiday homes
  • Ruoms: 1,204 holiday homes
  • Les Vans: 1,017 holiday homes
  • Privas: 154 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Ardeche! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ardeche?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Ardeche with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Vallon-Pont-d'Arc: 1,229 holiday lettings
  • Aubenas: 564 holiday lettings
  • Ruoms: 1,204 holiday lettings
  • Les Vans: 1,017 holiday lettings
  • Privas: 154 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Ardeche?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Ardeche are:

  • Ardeche Meridionale Airport (OBS): 1,765 self catering accommodations
  • Montelimar (XMK): 1,069 self catering accommodations
  • Orange (XOG-Orange-Caritat Air Base): 4,779 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Ardeche?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Ardeche. From HomeAway travellers, the top 5 popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pont d'Arc: 2,184 holiday rentals
  • Ardeche Miniatures: 383 holiday rentals
  • Clos de l'Abbe Dubois: 2,258 holiday rentals
  • Chauvet Cave: 2,225 holiday rentals
  • Domaine Saladin: 2,034 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ardeche listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental property or gite in Ardeche, France your home away from home

Ardeche is a simply beautiful, natural department in the Rhone-Alps, a mountainous region in the southeast of France. Consisting of mountainous foothills and turbulent rivers, Ardeche is both beautiful and perfect for activity and adventure holidays. Taking a rural Ardeche gite can be either a hub of adrenaline fuelled activity or a peaceful, picturesque Ardeche retreat. Each year, hundreds of adventurers descend on Ardeche property rentals hoping to conquer their ambitions of climbing, kayaking, walking or simply enjoying the Ardeche countryside.

Things to do on holiday in Ardeche, France

Ardeche activity and adventure holidays are what have made Ardeche gites such highly regarded holiday properties. Accommodation in the Ardeche countryside gives the tourist an unrivalled opportunity to divulge in a huge range of outdoor activities and adventure. Ardeche is famous for its natural sporting arenas, from the maze of gushing rivers to the shear rock faces and caves which can be found near almost every one of the Ardeche cottages throughout the area, regardless of their exact location.

Climbing in Ardeche is big business. Climbers merge from around the world into Ardeche gites in order to tackle some of the more famous climbs in the area like those around the Pont d’Arc. Due to the different rock types in the area, (including granite, limestone and phonolite), there is climbing in Ardeche suitable for every level of climber, and many guides and climbing schools to help too.

With four main rivers running through this rocky landscape, an Ardeche property also acts as the perfect accommodation for those wishing to take an exhilarating trip through the gorges and canyons of the department. Kayaking and canoeing in Ardeche are hugely popular, and can take many forms, from a tranquil paddle down calm waters to the manic plunges through rapids set deep in gorges. Whatever level of fear you wish to reach in a canoe, Ardeche will be able to oblige!

In order to explore the Ardeche countryside, you certainly do not need to get the adrenaline flowing if you do not want to. Whilst activity and adventure in Ardeche is one option, taking a peaceful, rural Ardeche retreat is an excellent option. The glorious scenery and wholesome gastronomy mean that it is very easy to relax and recharge from Ardeche accommodation, whether it is a small, cosy Ardeche cottage or a luxurious villa in Ardeche’s plains. There are over 6,000km of walking and hiking trails in Ardeche too, as well as bridle paths and cycle routes, making it perfect for mountain bike or horse riding holidays too.

Places to holiday in Ardeche, France

There are a disproportional number of delightful villages across Ardeche which cannot fail to endear tourists. The beautifully maintained mediaeval village of Labastide de Virac still stands proudly on a rock outcrop overlooking the Cevennes Mountains, and houses two of the best restaurants in Ardeche. If you have taken self catering accommodation in Ardeche, you will undoubtedly visit the commercial centre of Barjac, a delightful town which hosts a number of fares and festivals throughout the year. Berjac’s Friday market is also worth visiting.

Weather in Ardeche, France

The climate of Ardeche is delightful for the vast majority of the year, meaning you can enjoy the great outdoors whenever you decide to stay in your Ardeche accommodation. In summer, temperatures average over 20°C from the beginning of May until early November, with daily peaks well into the 30’s (°C) during July and August. Even winters are mild, with average temperatures in the coldest months remaining above 15°C.

Flights to Ardeche, France

Depending on the exact location of your holiday property in Ardeche, there are a number of airports close by. Ryanair provide flights to Nimes (FNI), Flybe fly from the south coast of England to Avignon (AVN) and there are a range of option from the UK to Lyon (LYN), Montpellier (MPL) and Marseille Airports (MRS), although these last three are all around 2 hours from an Ardeche gite.

Attractions in and around Ardeche

First time in Ardeche and looking for places to see? Local attractions include Peaugres Safari. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Thermes de Vals-Les-Bains, Pont d'Arc and Aven d'Orgnac. Fun activities in the city include Clos de l'Abbe Dubois, Domaine Saladin and Mas de Libian. During your stay, you may want to visit Balmes de Montbrun, Mont Gerbier de Jonc or Neck de Sceautres. Also while in town, you can visit Mont Mezenc, Lac d'Issarlès or Col de Meyrand.