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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Viviers area, France your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic place to take a vacation in the Rhone-Alpes region of France should try the Viviers area. Located in the Ardeche department this area of the country offers plenty of things for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, cottages, villas, apartments and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Viviers area, France

The Viviers area of the Ardeche departments offers some fantastic woodland, hills and countryside for hikers and cyclists to explore. The lakes and rivers of the region enable holidaymakers to enjoy various watersports. These include swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Holidaymakers will find a few 18-hole golf courses in the region including one about 20 minutes from Viviers at Montelimar. There are numerous public tennis courts in the area as well. Other popular activities in the Viviers area include mountain biking, climbing, bird watching and caving. There is a great choice of restaurants, bars and cafes serving excellent French cuisine in the area. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers can purchase food, drink and other provisions from markets and shops here.

Places to visit on holiday to Viviers area, France

This area offers tourists many fascinating places to visit including Viviers itself where there is the wonderful Cathedral of Saint Vincent. The picturesque village of Saint-Montan is nearby and features a ruined castle at the top of a hill and the chapels of San Samonta and Saint Andre de Mithroys. About 25 kilometres from Viviers is the fantastic Pont d’Arc, which is a 50 metre high arch that forms a great entrance to the Gorges de l’Ardeche. The historic town of Orange is about 40 kilometres away. Here visitors can see the Roman theatre, the 22 metre high Triumphal arch, the ancient cathedral and the Municipal Museum.

Another place well worth a visit is Meyras, where there is a thermal spa centre and the Chateau de Ventadour.

Weather in Viviers area, France

The warmest time of the year to visit this part of France is generally July and August when the average daily maximum temperature is approximately 26 degrees centigrade. January is the coldest month with average highs of 6 degrees centigrade, although the temperature can fall to zero with sleet and snow showers not uncommon during winter. The wettest month tends to be September with an average rainfall of 93mm.

Travel to Viviers area, France

Avignon-Caumont Airport (AVN) is one hour’s drive from Viviers and has seasonal flights from London-City (LCY), Leeds/Bradford (LBA), Manchester (MAN) and Southampton (SOU). Alternatively Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) is approximately two hours drive away. Flights arrive at Lyon from numerous cities in France as well as international airports such as Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), Madrid (MAD), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Vienna (VIE) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. There are car rental firms represented at both airports.

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