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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Privas, Ardèche, France your home away from home

Privas is the capital of the Ardèche region in the Rhône-Alpes region yet it is just a small town with around 10,000 residents. The rugged landscape and craggy hills run down to the three rivers in the area: the Mezayon, the Ouveze and the Charalon. The town has some interesting buildings and historic landmarks which survived the 17th century siege and consequent destruction of much of the city. The trees which line the streets of Privas are chestnuts and in the autumn there are many festivals and markets celebrating chestnut or "marron" products.

Things to Do in Privas, Ardèche Outdoor Activities

This part of the Ardèche is popular with walkers and hikers. The rivers provide a good location for angling and canoeing. The area is also popular with rock-climbers, especially around Balazuc.

Food and Drink

The regional Saturday morning market is a good place to source locally grown produce, fruit and vegetables. The town has a number of delightful restaurants serving crepes, tartines and other regional cuisine. There is a delightful crèperie called Le Corentin in the Place Republique for a real taste of France.

Wine Tasting

Privas is within the wine-growing region of the Côtes du Rhône and vines along with other fruits can be seen growing in the area. In the autumn the harvest takes place and the new wines are laid down. There are many wine tours in the area with samples of the wines such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Hermitage and Cotes du Rhone.

Places to Visit Near Privas, Ardèche Alba-la-Romaine

This charming town is approximately 20km (13 miles) from your Privas holiday rental. The old part of the town below the castle is utterly charming and unusual vaulted passageways and alleys run between the historic houses. The Portail de la Trappe leads up to the old ramparts of the 13th century castle.

Balazuc

Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Balazuc is a real picture postcard village. The Barasses Cave across the river has traces of human habitation going back 50,000 years. Set in a river valley, the houses seem to be carved from the rock face with narrow alleys and paths running between the houses. The main landmarks in the town are the castle and the church.

Vallon Pont D'Arc

This village is best known for its famous canyons known as the Gorges de l'Ardèche. There is a natural bridge spanning the deep gorge and the Pont d'Arc Grotte has some of the oldest cave paintings in the world.

Weather in Privas, Ardèche

Privas enjoys hot sunny summers reaching an average 30°C (87°F) in July and mild winters with January highs of around 10°C (49°F). The area has a small amount of rain throughout the year with the heaviest showers in September.

Travel to Privas, Ardèche

The nearest airport to your Privas holiday home is Granby-Grand (GNB) which is in Grenoble, approximately 91km (57 miles) away. Other airport options are Satolas (LYS) at Lyon and Marseille Provence Airport (MRS). Those wishing to drive to the Ardèche can take ferries from Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Caen or use the Channel tunnel from Dover to Calais.

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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 10 BR
    • 3 BA
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            Multiple rentals Apartment #719326
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 4 BA
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                                      Guest House #1416441a
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              Villa #1600897
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                                                    Villa #982228a
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                                                      Cottage #871872a
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                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #719326
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                                                            Villa #963667a
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #1396789a
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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Fantastic location

                                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                                Beautiful new property, high end finish especially the bathrooms. I think we were the first tenants as all the linen and towels were brand new. This was a very last minute booking due to being let down by another owner (not from this website) and the owners did everything they could to ensure the property was ready for our stay. Though there were a few things that can be improved on, I.e. fans for the bedrooms as it gets very hot, a bread knife and other little bits and pieces for the kitchen, once the property is completely finished and the owners get used to renting it out this will be a 100% 5* property. It is also located overlooking the gorge and the village which is a 5-10 minute walk away (depends on how slowly you walk) whitch has a fantastic boulangerie/pattiserie, supermarket and a couple of restaurants. A big thank you to the owners for renting to us at such short notice (the same day) highly recommended .
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Fantastic holiday

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We had a fabulous week here, our only mistake was booking just one week not two. The property is charming, the owners are friendly and helpful plus they do a morning run to the bakers. The gardens are large and adjacent river and surroundings are lovely. The facilities are great, our children had a ball using the kayak and paddle board provided on the river, as well as playing boule, badminton, slack lining and in obviously splashing about in the pool. You didn't need to go anywhere, but there is a lot to do in the area if you have car. We would love to go back.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2015
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2015

                                                                                                Superb location

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Had an amazing two weeks. Christine & Christian immediately make you feel welcome and at home. Excellent comfortable facilities and garden. Stunning views. Respect for privacy yet on hand if required. This area is central for the Ardeche and Drome areas with plenty to do within an hours drive. Hope to return many times. Arrive as guest, leave as friends.,
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2015
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2015