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“Brilliant to canoe the river”

Gorges de l'Ardeche
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We hired canoes & paddled & drifted along, stopping for a picnic virtually under Pont-d'Arc, tho stretches can be cooler in shadows of the cliff-edges lining southerly banks. Less water in August means less fun on the 'rapids'

Thank Bf G
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great for..swimming, cliff jumping, tubing, kayaking, partying on the beach, barbecues, photo shoots, anything! These Gorges are AMAZING. I was able to live on the waters of Ardeche for one month, and everything about it was great, not to mention all the small towns around to check out. I went mountain climbing and was able to get postcard quality photos from all angles. Ardeche is a great part of southern France, I prefer it to Nice! Not touristy here much

Thank lafluvnliv
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had the most fantastic week with Phil and team in the Ardeche this Summer. It was the perfect mix of being independant on holiday while having the most fantastic, range of activities from abseiling, and climbing, to leaping of Rocks, high ropes, and a two day canoe trip in amazing scenery. The kids ages 10 and 12 and adults equally had great fun, were challenged by doing things theyve never done before, and still had time to make friends with the other famillies and the incredibly nice staff. The campsite and all the big and small details and the excellent photos that Phil effortlessly arranged for us combined to make it our best familly holiday and cannot recommend it highly enough.

1  Thank Azeb2013
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Fabulous like jumping into a postcard but better. We swam in lovely clear water and picnicked at the side of the river

Thank calmcontented
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The Gorge is wonderful both for scenery and canoeing/kayaking but is better out of season, especially if you drive down the gorge and stop at the viewpoints. Vallon is heaving in the summer like any other summer resort out to make as much as they can from the Tourists, but September/October and the springtime are the best times to go. The restaurants are friendlier and less crowded. The way to choose one is to go where the locals are eating no matter what it looks like outside!

3  Thank Carol E
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