Top tips for discovering the Ardeche by canoe

Canoeing in the Ardeche

For many, a holiday in the Ardeche equates to time spent on the water in a canoe. Certainly a canoe trip for anyone with any level of experience or expertise is a must if you fancy a unique view of this majestic region. Paddle through dramatic gorges and savour fantastic surroundings along the way. There are rapids on some stretches which only add to the fun in an organised group. Many campsites on the water’s edge have their own canoes for hire, ideal for easy some going paddling.


Canoeing on the other rivers in the Ardeche

The Ardeche region offers excellent canoeing on rivers other than the Ardeche itself. The Doux, the Eyrieux and the Chassezac are gently flowing rivers for a relaxed paddle through stunning scenery. The Chassezac flows through several gorges and is punctuated by rapids while the Eyrieux is perhaps the more exciting for experienced canoeists. Ask at your campsite reception for tips and advice on which river is best and for local recommendations.

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    Located at the gateway to the Ardèche Gorges, the Petit Bois offers you the benefits of sunshine in a tranquil natural setting

  • Les Vans

    Unser 3-Sterne-Camping La Châtaigneraie bietet 42 Stellplätze. Er liegt mitten in der Natur und geschützt in einem Kastanienhain. Dieser spendet den geräumigen Stellplätzen angeneh... More info

  • Labastide de Virac

    Mille Etoiles provides accommodation in eleven Mongolian-style natural-canvas yurt dwellings with oak and ash frameworks. These yurts draw on the traditional Kirghiz portable dwell... More info


    The campsite in a priveleged natural environment with superb views of the Cevennes and the garrigue, is situated only 15 minutes from Vallon Pont d’Arc,and a short distance from Ba... More info


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  • Orgnac-l'Aven

    Dans un cadre calme et idéal pour camper à l'ombre, sous les chênes verts, venez goûter au plaisir de l'Ardèche. Vous y trouverez une ambiance familiale. Laissez-vous accueillir p... More info

  • Rosières

    Enjoy a sunny holiday and friendly atmosphere at the Le Grillou Campsite, in the village of Rosières in the south of the Ardèche. The swimming complex has a large pool and a paddli... More info

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