The place

Originally an agricol land that we turned into a green space camp site, and finally, since 2016 in a genuine 3 stars camp site… that remained natural ever since!

Located 3 km from the village of Les Vans, at the entrance to that of Gravières, the campsite extends over one hectare of land under the slopes of the Serre de Barre, majestic peak of the Ceven Parc.

5 terraced platforms delimit the spaces and pitches, from the reception area to the garden and small wood.

The place

Here the plant, the wood and the mineral are the decor. It is in this authentic natural setting that you can stay to discover the south of Ardèche.

 A natural campsite, on a human scale, for a stay in contact with the elements, to find space, the sound of the wind, the coolness of the shade.

 Permanent guests of this natural environment, we share in our welcome, our choices, the values ​​of its respect, its preservation and its daily enhancement.

Gradually, since April 2016, we have imagined and fitted out this space by integrating original constructions, chosen for their quality, their durability and their landscape integration.

Many of these facilities were designed and built on site with local wood and recycled or diverted recycled materials. From the terraces to the cladding, from the stone bench to the hook where your towel hangs, the attention to detail, to the aesthetics of the whole colors each of our achievements.

Independent in our choice of facilities and marketing, without joining a chain or a group, we manage the campsite for two, as a couple.

Cécile and Jean-Yves

The river

Or better, the rivers! The Chassezac river, accessible on foot or by bike from the campsite by a quiet path, which extends over beautiful swimming pools bordered by flat rock beaches, before joining the limestone gorges, south of Les Vans, which can be discovered also by canoe.

In the valley upstream, at the gates of the Ceven Piemont, the wild tributaries of La Thine, La Borne, Roujanel, are appreciated by fishermen, explorers and Canyon sports enthusiasts.

Known or more secret, everyone can find their favorite spot for play, bathing, spa, activity and tranquility along the water.

The reception

Open from 8:00am to 1:00pm and from 3:00pm to 9:00pm

It is the place of the first contacts on your arrival, when you wonder if, after all these kilometers, the GPS routing errors, the bends and the beautiful landscapes, you have made the right choice!

Welcome here where, once installed, you can come back as many times as necessary to find all the information, documentation and personalized advice useful for your stay.

We offer you the direct reservation of your canoeing activities on the Chassezac or Ardèche rivers, and that of your supervised Canyoning, caving or climbing activities, with our partners. And why not plan a yoga practice or a well-being massage during your stay?

Finally, this space, small but cozy, has beautiful cases of books, teenage children’s comics and games at your disposal and your good care.

The grocery store, café, little bar and brasero

Adjoining the reception, opening on a beautiful shaded terrace with benches, tables, armchairs and a hammock, this space is at your disposal with free Wi-Fi.

This is where you can have a quiet coffee every morning and, at the counter, come and pick up your order of bakery and pastries placed the day before, or your basket ready for a gourmet breakfast. Kids of all ages love this mission!

You will find local and organic products, chosen in short circuit.
A selection of natural fruit juices, beers and wines. Vegetable terrines and charcuterie to enhance your picnics. Exceptional honey from the Berger des abeilles, chestnut cream from our chestnuts cooked on site. And also organic vegetables from the neighboring farm on direct order. The good ice creams of Terre Adélice will seduce you.

Finally, it is here that, once or twice a week, we light the large brazero for an evening around the fire where you can cook your products and preparations and choose to share the evening around the terrace of the bar. The conviviality of these moments together is always animated by the exchange of your beautiful shared energies, the passing musicians and the sweetness of summer evenings.


Playgrounds and discovery areas

The play area reserved for young children extends to the small wood, a wild space to explore, imagine, meet up, make a cabin…

An organic garden is cultivated with the seasons. It can be shared at the request of the children to participate in its maintenance and some harvesting during your stays.

A ping-pong table, a shaded petanque court and a large space for ball games and badminton are also available.

The INN, the restaurants

Adjoining the campsite, the Auberge de Gravières, with by our friendly neighbors offers you simple and well-prepared country cuisine, with local products.

There is many and varied restaurants at Les Vans. For all desires and all budgets, from snacking to starred chefs, we will be happy to advise you.

Our labels

The Park Values

Home Bike

Bike rental

The travels

The village of Vans is accessible on foot by paths 40 mn walk and by small roads by bike. On site or in advance of your reservation, you can rent bikes (see terms and conditions in Home Bike  above).

The campsite has a Green-up charging station for hybrid or electric vehicles.

If you arrive by train and the bus to Les Vans, we can provide you with a shuttle to reach La Châtaigneraie.

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