The best campsites to visit grottoes in the Ardeche

The Caverne du Pont d’Arc - The Chauvet Cave

Just metres from the famous Pont d’Arc, the natural stone arch that spans the river Ardeche, lies the Chauvet Cave. This conceals incredible cave paintings dating back 36,000 years and is a uniquely precious site of prehistory. To preserve the paintings, an identical replica has been created in stunning detail. Stay at a campsite nearby (there are a number to choose from) and you can easily visit to witness this remarkable legacy.

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The Ardeche Grottoes

The Caverne du Pont d’Arc may be a headline but there are plenty of other underground attractions in the Ardeche. The Aven d’Orgnac is a breathtaking spectacle, majestic in size, and you should look out for other caves at Madeleine, Soyons, St Marcel and Marzal. The Grotte de la Cocaliere, in the Gard, is one of the most beautiful caves in France. Caves are a wonderful escape from summer’s heat and also the occasional shower, so bear these unique sights in mind when planning your Ardeche holiday.

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  • RUOMS

    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

  • BALAZUC

    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

  • USCLADES ET RIEUTORD

    Camping familial, au coeur de la Montagne Ardéchoise, à 200 m du village, le camping se situe au bord de la Loire.

  • BESSAS

    Le camping de la Fontinelle possède douze emplacements. Le camping et les locations sont réparties sur un domaine privé de 2 hectares parmi les chênes et les oliviers. Le camping e... More info

  • CHAUZON

    Petite aire de camping familiale et conviviale, le Camping Les Chênes vous accueille d'Avril à Septembre à la sortie du village de Chauzon, dans le sud de l'Ardèche à 300 m de la r... More info

  • 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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