Leisure activities around the campsite

Hikes and discovery of southern Ardèche

Rough-hewn beauty in remarkably diverse naturalsurroundings.

From hike limestone cliffs to dark or golden screes,
Quiet beaches and famous natural diving boards,
A nap or an adrenalin-boosting canyon,
One quiet evening at the camp-site or a gourmet dinner in a local restaurant, the markets, the concerts, the exhibitions.

In the heart of the UNESCO Geo natural park of the Monts d’Ardèche, sheltered by the Ceven park and the unspoiled listed and protected beauty spots, The Châtaigneraie is the ideal base camp to follow your daily mood.

Starting from the camp

  • Access to the river and its beautiful natural and wild swimming pools, for swimming, relaxation, yoga, fishing
  • From the campside a wide choice of hiking or cycling routes.
  • The horse farm next to the campsite offers beautiful accompanied horseback riding
  • A paragliding flight for a view from the sky of the reliefs and the campsite located 200m from the landing area: ecole-parapente-france.fr

Near to

  • The village of Les Vans, its markets, shops, bars, restaurants and its summer entertainment
  • The hikes, panoramic or shaded, in a preserved area  with an exceptional plant and mineral variety. Online guide: rando.cevennes-ardeche.com
  • And also, the villages of character with southern sweetness: Naves, Banne, Thines and its valley
  • Listed and protected natural sites: The Bois de Païolive, the Gorges du Chassezac, the Céven park
  • Sports sites for climbing, canoeing, canyoning

The South Ardèche

  • The unmissable Gorges de l’Ardèche with the Pont d’Arc and the Grotte Chauvet 2, are located in the Vallon Pont d’Arc sector, 40 minutes from the campsite
  • The assets of the medieval history of the castles of Aubenas, Largentière, Joyeuse
  • The villages of Balazuc, Vogué, Labeaume to stroll through the alleys
  • And also: the Cévennes valleys, the summits of Tanargue, the caves of La Cocalière, Aven d’Orgnac, the bamboo grove of Anduze. A multitude of varied proposals at a distance of 20 to 40 km from the campsite
The Chassezac river
Bathing in the river
Panoramic walk
The Chassezac river Gorges
The alleys
Les Vans street market
The Chauvet 2 Cave