Ardèche all the year round – count me in!

If you’re looking for a 365 day holiday destination, why not take a look at the Ardèche area of France? Located in southern France, the Ardèche region is gorgeous at any time of the year. It’s mountainous enough to offer plenty of winter sports options, including skiing, snow shoeing and dog-sledding. Many attractions will still be open in the spring and autumn seasons, but visitor numbers will still be low and peace and quiet come as standard! Moving into the summertime, canoeing the Ardèche River is an absolute must. This river winds its way through an impressive series of limestone gorges which have been likened to the Grand Canyon in the United States. All abilities can tackle this grade II river, which boasts some 30 separate rapids.


Ardèche – kid-friendly holidays par excellence!

The Ardèche is an excellent family holiday destination with lots of great outdoor and indoor fun to be had. You could treat the family to the amazing experience of a hot air balloon trip, or keep their feet firmly on the ground with a guided nature tour. Cycling, kayaking and canoeing, horse riding and tree climbing are all on the agenda! The Ardèche is renowned for its local flora and fauna, but if the kids want something a bit more exotic, you could take them to meet the baby llamas (and the grown-ups too) at the llama farm, open April to September. There’s an even bigger variety of beasts on view at the Peaugres safari park, where the attractions include an insect and reptile house.