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Unusual gites for your vacations in Ardeche

Are you looking for a change of scenery, nature, cultural discoveries and thrills for your next vacation? In the Rhône-Alpes region, 2 hours from Lyon, the Ardèche offers you all this. Whether with friends, family or as a couple, your vacations will be unforgettable and unusual in this magnificent department.

Gites and rentals

After a day rich in discoveries and sensations, what could be more pleasant than returning to a rental perfectly adapted to your desires. Whether you have an adventurous or cocooning spirit, the gites and unusual rentals in the Ardèche will be able to provide you with the little extra that will make your vacation or weekend unforgettable.

For family vacations: the gite villages will particularly please children. Just like home, but more fun, you will have your own rental house with its private garden in the heart of a tourist village. You will be able to take advantage of the aquatic, fitness and wellness areas, children’s playground and daily daytime and evening entertainment for all. The geographical location of these holiday villages has been thought in order to be able to take advantage of the calm and nature to recharge your batteries, but also to be close enough to the places and tourist sites not to be missed in the Ardèche.

Bohemian spirit assured with a gypsy caravan accommodation, this rental will seduce you by its authenticity. But don’t be mistaken, despite its rustic aspect, all the comfort is assured. Located in the south of Ardèche, in a 3*** gites village, you will be able to enjoy the heated swimming pool with double slide, balneo area and evening animations. Only 10 km from the Ardèche gorges, Vallon Pont d’Arc and the famous Chauvet cave, this village is ideally positioned in an area that allows you to be close to many tourist sites and sports activities.

In another spirit, the lodges shaped like inverted boat hulls are a cross between a chalet and a cabin. They have a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, a terrace and a 100 m2 garden. Located in a 2** gites village, you will appreciate the heated swimming pool and the animations during the day and in the evening. Located in the middle of the Regional Park, its location is ideal to take advantage of all the most remarkable tourist sites.

For unusual nights

  • The tree houses: located in an oak forest, facing the Ventoux in the Gorges nature reserve, overlooking the lavender fields. These perched cabins are ideal for an unusual weekend in love, they have a bedroom, a living room, a terrace and are equipped with all modern comforts. Thus perched in the trees, you will have the chance to rub shoulders with the squirrels that will not fail to come and visit you.
  • For an unusual and rustic stay, opt for the Mongolian yurt. These unusual accommodations in France are the traditional homes of the nomadic peoples who roam the steppes of Mongolia. Equipped with wool carpets, Kapok mattresses, blankets, coffee table and stools, it is a simple comfort, but an experience to live. For the kitchen, an annexed tent equipped with a gas stove, a refrigerator and a sink is at your disposal. The bathroom consists of a solar shower and dry toilets.
    Situated in the heart of the Cévennes ardéchoises, you will be in the middle of nature at 5km from the shops. Wonderful starting point for hiking, swimming and discovering the volcanoes.
  • Want to live the life of a castle? Rentals of cottages you are offered in a beautiful castle 3*** providing a heated pool, playground and mini farm.

An unforgettable stay

The Ardeche is full of splendors, from medieval villages like Saint-Juliens Labrousse through the famous Gorges, you will be amazed by its richness and diversity of tourism that make it one of the favorite destinations of the French.
The Ardeche country is full of wonders to discover and experience. Do not hesitate any longer, book your stay for an unusual vacation or simply for an unforgettable weekend.

Exceptional natural sites

During your vacation, you can explore wonderful natural sites such as:

  • La grotte ornée Pont d’Arc: the largest replica of a cave in the world, which restores cave paintings of more than 36,000 years
  • Le bois de Païolive: a veritable maze of limestone blocks shaped by the erosion of time.
  • The gorges of the Ardeche : on foot, canoeing or horseback, this thousand-year-old canyon is a true wonder of nature
  • The regional natural park of the Monts d’Ardèche : Jaujac cup, Souilhol volcano, the Gravenne of Montpezat all these volcanoes will make you feel the geological power of this region

Wonderful typical villages

to discover the villages of:

  • Alba la Romaine: small village at the foot of the Coiron massif
  • Vogüé: village of character between the cliff and the edge of the Ardèche gorges
  • Rochemaure: medieval village with its fortress-like castle

Cultural and unusual visits

Also on the program of your vacation:

  • The museum of the underground world : go down into the bowels of the Earth and become the time of a visit, speleologist.
  • Oleiculture estate: come and visit the largest olive grove in the Ardeche and its authentic oil mill.
  • Néovinum: oenology will have no more secrets for you. Through an interactive course, discover all the stages of manufacture of wines followed by a tasting.
  • Zoo prehistoric Marzal: discover along a course of 800 meters, in the heart of an undergrowth about twenty species of life-size dinosaurs.
  • L’école du vent: leave on the trail of the “People of the wind”, visit the interactive museum, workshops, guided tours, you will go from discoveries in discoveries. Possibility of leaving in “trip to the country of the wind”, audio tape and notebook in hand, follow the hiking trails of the Mezenc massif that will lead you to panoramic viewpoints to cut the breath.
  • The Archeosite Randa Ardesca: fun and unusual, come and discover the Ardèche country in the fifth century BC. In the heart of a Gaulish village, you will discover the various crafts through staging by the animators in period costume.

fun, sports and unusual activities

  • Hot air balloon flight from Annonay, village of the Montgolfier brothers
  • The Peaugres safari will delight young and old.
  • The Ardèche train will make you discover at the rhythm of a ride overlooking the river, the Doux gorges.
  • Mountain bike rides for sporty sensations or hikes with a donkey on a quieter pace, the Ardeche offers you the choice.
  • Canyoning, via ferrata and via fluvia will enchant the most athletic.