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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.

Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #1448220a
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Barn #1000462
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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House #1282664a
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Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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House #1751466
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Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1384862a
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #685452a
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Exceptional! 5/5
(23 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #684999a
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 13
House #6774760
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Good! 3.8/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #636614a
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1459066a
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(36 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #659765a
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Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1510406a
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Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1211157a
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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House #6368790
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Villa #963708a
10
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Villa #963708a
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Villa #963708a
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Villa #963708a
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #6672493
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Multiple rentals House #6672493
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
Multiple rentals House #6672493
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Multiple rentals Cottage #685452a
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1415288a
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Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6178094
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Villa #679637a
10
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #888176a
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Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1333842a
5
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Mas #1355726a
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Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1314151a
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Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #1142588a
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1328522a
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1463276a
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Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
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Villa #645104a
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Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #537609
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #685452a
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.1/5
(33 reviews)
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  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 15
House #583163a
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Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #1449341
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Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Villa #1024783a
11
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Mobile Home #6495633
5
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #20190
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Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1053544a
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Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1817814
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Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1446732a
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Farmhouse #97042
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 10
House #1481563a
5
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #1274170a
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1358724a
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Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1451005a
3
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
House #6379678
3
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #2230087
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours

Ardeche Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Super vacances

5 of 5
Magnifique maison comme sur les photos. Nous avons passé d,excellentes vacances dans un havre de paix profitant de la piscine du jacuzzi et des transats. La maison est très spacieuse et très bien agencée et meublée. Joli village avec un sympathique marché le dimanche matin. Adresse à retenir et nous comptons bien revenir. Stephanie
  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Amazing location and such a helpful and friendly host

4 of 5
The garden, the summer kitchen, the views and location were amazing. Our dogs were beyond content and secure within the grounds. Jeremie quickly came back, on our arrival to ensure that the small gap low down at the main gates was secured for them which we were really impressed with. Jeremie was on hand throughout and quick to respond to our requests. We would love to return another time.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 06, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017