Valleys, gorges, woods, brilliant colours in a grand and natural setting, an authentic land with an unequalled history.
The Ardèche is a department in the Rhône-Alpes region, once known as the Province of the Vivarais.
Neighbouring the Rhône Valley, it is divided into five geographic zones: the Ardèche Verte, the Ardèche Plateau, the Privas region, Aubenas and its region and the southern Ardèche.
A rural territory between Auvergne and Provence, it has multiple sorts of landscapes and climates, alternating forests, mountains, prairies, volcanoes, lava domes, lakes and rivers. It boasts remarkable sites such as the Gorges of the Ardèche, the Mont Gerbier des Joncs, the Chauvet cave and the Ray Pic cascade. A tourist destination, it abounds in natural riches, a historic heritage made up of feudal castles, keeps, churches and medieval villages and a terroir famous for producing chestnuts, mineral water, honey, cheeses and wines...
The Northern Ardèche, between Haut-Vivarais and the Rhône Valley, is an amazing land, sparsely populated but rich in history and heritage. It is also the Rivage, that strip of steep hilly land that produces the excellent wines of the northern Côtes du Rhône.
Domain of adventurers setting off to discover the Gorges of the Ardèche