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Rent a cottage for your vacations in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Already the summer holidays and you’re at a loss for where to go next. For those of you planning to travel outside of France, you should know that you can make the most of your vacation by staying in the country. Whether you’re looking for a sunny, quiet place with beautiful scenery and tasty local cuisine, you’ll find one.

In fact, France has a multitude of atypical places that appear to be true paradise spots. You have opted for Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, but you still need to find a perfect gite to stay in. Through the article, you will learn more about the geolocation of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, the characteristics of the lodgings available for rent and the assets of this vacation destination.

Gite rental in Ardeche: characteristics, equipment and location

Are you looking for a gite rental in the Ardèche region? Know that several types of lodgings await you there, including: country lodging, lodging with private or shared pool, group lodging, village of lodgings, seasonal rental and others. Labeled Gîtes de France, these accommodations benefit for some of the status of gîte de charme. An appellation that reflects not only their attractiveness in a landscape environment, but also the comfort they offer after rental.

Most of these vacation rentals available in France are often independent and built in stone walls. Designed to accommodate 2 to 15 people, they are grouped by comfort level which depends on the amenities installed in these accommodations. However, the essential facilities of a gite include:

  • The dining room and furnished living room;
  • The indoor toilet;
  • The bathroom equipped with shower and sink;
  • The kitchenette or kitchen with cupboard, sink, refrigerator, stove and useful utensils;
  • The heating device, drinking water and electricity;
  • Equipment for washing, drying and ironing clothes.

In addition, you can find in an Ardèche cottage: a petanque court, a private heated swimming pool, a covered terrace, a playground, a garden, a Jacuzzi and others. This form of vacation accommodation is available for rent in several towns and villages in Ardeche including Chauzon, Balazuc, Aubenas, Bozas and others. Most of them are ideally located near or opposite some of the natural sites of the Ardeche. Whether you go with your partner, family or friends, you will find the ideal accommodation to spend pleasant moments.

Ardeche, a very visited place in summer

Located in the center of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the Ardèche is a beautiful department surrounded by the Massif Central, the Cévennes and Provence. Its chief town is the city of Privas. This department takes its name from the presence of a river, the Ardèche, which thus runs through it from end to end from west to east. The inhabitants of this district are named Ardéchois(es).

Except for some territories, this department corresponds to the Vivarais, a former province that constituted Languedoc. Still called Ardecho or Ardecha in Vivarese-Alpine Occitan, the Ardèche welcomes many vacationers in summer. Indeed, this region is very sunny and green. You will be enchanted by the charm of its natural landscapes and its accommodations, by the diversity of its gastronomy and the tourist activities offered.

The must-see sites of the Ardèche

Of the many natural sites that this department of southeastern France abounds in, the most unmissable are:

  • The Ardèche gorges;
  • The Chauvet cave;
  • The Orgnac pot hole;
  • The Ray Pic waterfall;
  • The Sompe waterfall
  • The Mezenc mountain;
  • The intermittent spring vals-les-bains;
  • The natural park of the Ardèche mountains ;
  • The wood of Païolive, ;
  • The lake of Issarlès ;
  • The lake of Coucouron ;
  • The tooth of rez ;
  • The mount Gerbier-de-Jonc ;

In addition, you will discover in Ardeche the Most beautiful villages in France, including Balazuc and Voguë. Not sure how to make the most of your weekend or vacation in this department of France? Start by exploring some of the previously mentioned natural areas. Visit the beautiful historical castles and museums of the Ardèche. Make the most of your vacation by swimming under the Pont de l’Arc or in a river.

Fun activities to enjoy in the Ardèche region

Known for being one of the most beautiful departments in France, the Ardèche remains a favorite place for nature and activity lovers. By going there, you can indulge in activities such as:

  • Climbing,
  • Canoeing,
  • Accrobranche,
  • Caving,
  • Fishing,
  • Canyoning,
  • Biking,
  • Swimming,
  • Riding
  • Hiking, and many more.

Accommodation rental in Ardeche

As far as accommodation rental is concerned, you should know that various types of accommodation are offered to foreign tourists or vacationers. So you have as accommodation in this department of France of:

  • Holiday rentals;
  • Mobile home rentals;
  • Gîtes;
  • Hotels;
  • Bed and breakfast;
  • Residences and vacation villages;
  • Campings ;
  • Groups;
  • Seminars;

Outings and animations in Ardeche

In addition to its touristic aspect, Ardeche is also a very lively department in France. Indeed, various festivals, exhibitions, shows, sports events and traditional celebrations are organized there. So you can attend these events to discover the Ardèche culture. Speaking of entertainment, this region is full of several brocantes and markets. So don’t hesitate to go to the Ardeche to spend an exceptional weekend or a sporting vacation in the heart of nature.

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, the ideal destination for sunny vacations

Known as one of the communes of France, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc is located in the Ardèche region. A tourist, prehistoric and cultural mecca, Vallon Pont d’Arc is a small, friendly and quiet village in the winter months. However, it becomes more populated during the vacations.

Tourist attractions in Vallon-Pont-d’Arc

Since nature is at the center of Vallon Pont d’Arc, the commune is therefore full of several natural spaces that also serve as tourist sites. Among these is the famous Pont d’Arc. It is a mineral arch that measures up to 54 m high. Under the bridge flows a river, the Ardèche. This unique site is a 5-minute walk from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc and can be visited in any season.

Another site that you should not miss visiting in Vallon Pont d Arc is the Grotte Chauvet 2. Still known as the Pont d’Arc Cave, this cave is just a replica of the famous Grotte Chauvet. It is an old cave decorated with frescoes made since 36,000 years. It is one of the most famous in France, since it recalls the Paleolithic era. But, it is inaccessible to the public since it was discovered. Therefore, you can only visit its replica.

Have you ever heard of the Ardeche Gorge? Featuring beautiful rivers and cliffs, this gorges nature reserve is an exceptional tranquility refuge that attracts a crowd of tourists every year. In addition, there are many natural trails near the Ardeche Gorge for hiking or simple walks. Therefore, Vallon Pont d’Arc represents a privileged starting point for hikers in the region and can also serve as a stopover village for visiting sportsmen. These guided or free walks will allow you to be in perfect harmony with nature.

Entertainment, gastronomy and vacation rentals in Vallon-Pont-d’Arc

In the summer period, Vallon Pont d’Arc particularly attracts tourists and sees its population increase considerably. This fact shows that the commune is the destination of choice for a wonderful vacation. Visitors to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc are usually attracted by its local markets which are held during spring and summer.

In addition, the night markets are also very popular with tourists. In Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, several local events are organized throughout the year. These include festivals, flea markets, children’s workshops, balls, concerts, bingo.

In addition, the village of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc is particularly distinguished by the diversity of its gastronomy. Staying in the commune, you will certainly taste Picodon, chestnut in all its variants, local goat cheese made from PDO raw milk. Another culinary specialty of Vallon Pont d’Arc that you might enjoy is la crique, a succulent potato cake cooked in a pan.

Are you finally looking to stay in Vallon-Pont-d’Arc for a vacation or a romantic or reunion weekend with friends? Don’t worry about your accommodation anymore, as gite rental services are offered in this commune of France. However, renting a gite in Vallon-Pont-d’Arc is most often weekly. On the other hand, it is possible to rent it on weekends or even for short or long stays. Rental by the night is not done.