How do I find a campground near the town of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc?
With just over 2,000 inhabitants year-round, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc sees its population multiplied on a very large scale during the summer period. And with good reason! This Ardèche village conceals many natural treasures, starting with the famous Pont d'Arc arch, the starting point and obligatory passage to go down the famous Ardèche gorges.
What to visit in and around Vallon-Pont-d'Arc?
The descent of the gorges is an experience to be done! Because depending on the water level, the famous "descent" changes completely, in turn playful, sporty or even extreme, or quieter, all this plays at the level of these famous rapids that mark the route and make the adrenaline rush.
As a counterpoint to white water sports, there is the Chauvet cave, famous for its drawings, engravings and paintings, among the oldest known to this day. Closed to the public and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this carefully preserved cave has given rise to the creation of a replica, which opened in April 2015, to allow the public to discover these unique treasures. An exceptional site not to be missed under any circumstances!
A paradise for lovers of nature and authentic spaces, Vallon-Pont-d'Arc offers many opportunities for outdoor sports activities. Beyond canoeing or canyoning, there is climbing, speleology or hiking which are an integral part of a stay in the region for the most adventurous.
As for the others, less adventurous but just as eager to discover this region of land, culture and nature, the panoramic route of the gorges is a perfect start. From Pont d'Arc to Aiguèze, one of the most beautiful villages in France, via the Serre de Tourre lookout, the Autridge lookout, the Aven de Marzal, the Grotte de la Madeleine or the Grand Belvédère, the route reveals impressive landscapes of beauty and offers those who take it majestic views.
In Vallon, the gorges are of course omnipresent. Those of the Ardèche, but also those of the Cèze, which also offer unforgettable experiences in an equally fascinating setting. Finally, what would the Ardèche be without its stones, which you can admire in villages such as Vallon, Bessas, Orgnac, Vagnas, Thines or Labastide-de-Virac? And its local products, including chestnuts and charcuterie, are alone part of the identity of this territory.
When to go to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc?
The most favourable months in terms of climate in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc are April, May, June, July, August, September and October. On average, the hottest months are July and August however.