It’s 70 miles (113 kilometers) away from Lyon and about 110 miles (177 kilometers) from Marseille.
In Ardeche, there are many beautiful natural parks that are well worth exploring. Two of the more significant of these in the area are Pont d'Arc and Col de Meyrand. Aven d'Orgnac and Plateau Vivarais-Lignon are some of the other beautiful spots to explore.
The historical fortresses and castles in Ardeche are worth checking out. Perhaps you can conjure up images of the elusive spirits of long-ago residents when you learn about the sagas and legends of the Chateau de Tournon or the Chateau d'Aubenas.
Leave the grown-up world behind for a day and take the entire family into a place of creativity and innocence at Ardeche Miniatures and Ceven Aventure. Explore, laugh and be thoroughly entertained at these two much-loved destinations for kids of all ages.
To truly experience the tastes, flavors and textures of the Ardeche region, invite a few good friends for a tour of Clos de l'Abbe Dubois, one of the area’s most acclaimed local wineries. See the varietals, sample the various blends and vintages, and, if there's something that appeals, purchase a bottle or two as a souvenir of this fabulous region.
Step back through the ages at Commanderie de Jales; one of the most-loved remnants of days gone by in Ardeche. Wander around the site, get photographs and learn about local history.
An iconic religious building, one of the most popular of the many historic attractions in the city, is the Reformed Church. Photograph the symbolic features of this captivating building, learn its history and find out why it is such a popular destination for visitors and locals.
Savvy travellers in Ardeche interested in finding out what makes the city tick, will appreciate the Dome Benoit Chapel, the Church of Berrias and the Monument to the Resistance.