in the South of France, Les Gorges de L'Ardeche is a serine canoe voyage
through jagged cliffs and crystal clear water.
Over the years the river Ardeche has sliced through the rock making
it one of the most incredible sites in France. The journey down the river
is a beautiful voyage with a few exciting rapids to keep you alert.
start the journey in a little agricultural village called
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. There are plenty
of local campsites to accommodate you the night before you leave.
You have the choice between three descents of different lengths, 3
miles, 14 miles, 18 miles, and 37 miles, depending on your experience.
There are plenty places to rent the canoes with qualified
instructors that speak English. Check out www.canoe-france.com
to make reservations.
your descent you can stop and enjoy picnics, swimming and sun bathing, on
the little beaches.
Forget your bathing suit!
There are different campsites, along the shore, to sleep for the
is much more to L'Ardeche than a canoe trip.
was home to the pre-historic men, Homo Erectus, Neandertal, and
Check out the Musee Regional de Prehistoric to get a good idea of
everyday life of the "caveman".
There are also colorful and mysterious caves to visit, like the
Chauvet cave, home to the most ancient rock-engravings and paintings known
to this date. There are other sport activities you can enjoy like rock
climbing, horseback riding,
and bicycling. Contact the local tourist office to get more
information call 04 75 88 04 01.
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Melissa Shulz)
Schulz is an American living in France. She has been traveling over a year to various destinations like Kosovo,