The Ardèche region and its famous river of the same name are set amongst the mountains and the forests in an area of great natural beauty. The Ardèche is renowned as one of the best areas in France for real adventure in the great outdoors.
Our camp base is right on the banks of the 125km long River Ardèche and close to the town of Salavas and the most impressive Pont d'Arc, a natural 60 meter stone arch.
In addition to the thrilling 30km descent of the Ardèche over 2 days with an overnight bivouac, campers will enjoy a variety of activities in the National Park with bike trails, rock climbing venues, and a chance to explore some of the oldest caves in Europe. It all adds up to a great experience in warm, sunny surroundings with something exciting every day!
The Ardèche base
Village Camps owns its superbly situated riverside camp, one of the few privately owned campsites, and which boasts a sought-after location along the river. Here we welcome up to 45 students, with a few more spaces available from school staff and counsellors.Everyone is accommodated in new all-weather spacious tents equipped wiht beds, making this acommodation as comfortable as camping can get! Bathrooms and showers are just 10 meters away. The site also has a large building equipped wiht offices, a common room, a nurse's station, kitchen, and dining area.
The campsite facilities include a volleyball court, 3 recently built outdoor cabins used for language classes, and a large array of specialist equipment such as rock-climbing gear, canoes, kayaks, and other adventure activity equipment.
Facilities in the Ardèche
Mountain biking trails
Rock climbing sites
Historical caves for caving - or spelunking
Local cafés and night market
Common room with games - ping pong, foosball, etc
And of course, the Ardèche river with equipment!
Excursion options in the area
Pont d'Arc Cavern, a replica of the Chauvet cave
Montélimar nougat factory
Vallon Pont d'Arc on market day
Prices & Reservations
As soon as you have decided on the type of programme, the length of stay, and have an approximate number of participants, we will supply you with a firm, all-inclusive price. Simply call us or fill in the contact form with details of your request and we will get back to you with a proposed schedule and a price. We are here to help you organise a valuable and memorable experience for your students!