Make a holiday villa in Le Rouret, France your home away from home
There’s a choice of self-catering accommodation in Le Rouret on HomeAway.co.uk. In this rural area, close to the Ardeche River and its 300 metre-high gorge, you’ll find holiday villas and cottages that could provide a comfortable base for an active adventure, or simply a relaxing hideaway in the picturesque countryside on the fringes of the Cevennes National Park. Holiday homes in Le Rouret are in a region with warm weather, and patios make al fresco dining a real pleasure here. Many Le Rouret holiday homes are also equipped with Internet access, most offer gardens and outdoor barbecues, and some boast the luxury of a private pool.
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Things to do
-Nature. Holiday villas in Le Rouret are near celebrated natural parks. Just to the west is the massive Cevennes National Park, which preserves an expanse of upland scenery in the southeast corner of the Massif Central Mountain Range. To the east is the rugged beauty of the Ardeche Gorges, which extend for 30 kilometres along the course of the river.
-Food and drink. Ardeche is a part of France with a number of AOC guarantees of origin for its Cornas, Condrieu and Saint Peray wines, the last of which is a dry, sparkling aperitif wine said to be 19th Century composer Rochard Wagner’s favourite. Local cheeses with the AOC label include Picodon, made from goats’ milk.
-Joyeuse. According to legend, the nearby town of Joyeuse was founded by Charlemagne in the 9th Century when he lost then found his trusty sword here on a hunting trip. A highlight is the castle, which after destruction was rebuilt in the renaissance style in the 1600s. Le Colleges des Oratoriens was constructed at the approval of Pope Paul V in 1620.
-Watersports. The Ardeche River is great for a family canoe or kayak trip, not just because of the sublime scenery, but also because the waters, while lively never pose too much of a challenge. Local companies offer all the necessary equipment, and you can even hire a tent if you’d like to spend a night on the riverbanks.
-Excursions. A number of France’s most beautiful villages are dotted around the area. Balazuc is one that can be reached within a few minutes, and has a picturesque location, perched atop a cliff overlooking the river. You can see the ruins of a castle dating to the 1000s here, and the craggy scenery makes Balazuc a popular rock-climbing destination.
Weather in Le Rouret
Taking a holiday at a Le Rouret villa you’ll be in a part of France that gets a Mediterranean climate. Summers are long and hot. Daytime temperatures from June to September rise to the upper 20s or low-30s. Autumn conditions are humid, and balanced between moderately warm and mild, with October the rainiest month of the year. Winters are also normally mild here – temperatures tend to peak around ten degrees in December and January. Spring days meanwhile are pleasant, with April offering the last significant rainfall before summer.
Travel to Le Rouret
The closest international airport to the holiday village in Le Rouret is Nîmes-Alès-Camargue-Cévennes, which sits about 100 kilometres to the south or about 90 minutes by car. This small airport is primarily a naval air base, but is reachable from the UK via low-cost airlines. Heading north to Le Rouret by road you can follow the N106 to Ales, before joining the D104 and the D914 towards Joyeuse. The nearest TGV station with direct connections to Paris is at Montélimar, approximately 50 kilometeres to the east.
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