the Tourist Office Ardèche mountain

The Montagne d'Ardèche Tourist Office invites you to discover exceptional landscapes, in an authentic and preserved nature.

Located on the eastern edge of the Massif Central, on the borders of Haute Loire and Lozère, the Montagne d'Ardèche extends over 570 km², at an altitude of more than 1000 m.

A territory composed of volcanic juices including Mont Gerbier de Jonc, source of the Loire, and Mont Mézenc (to the north), steep paths in the Tanargue massif (to the south), flowery meadows, ancient forests, rivers , lakes, wetlands (peat bogs) and remarkable geological sites.

With colorful springs, cool and fragrant summers, languorous autumns and snowy winters, you can relax and recharge your batteries, practice outdoor activities (hiking and skiing) and discover the richness of the natural and cultural heritage of the Mountain. from Ardeche.

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Wed24/07
Ardèche Mountain Tourism

FAVORITE HIKING 💟 - Walking tour n°33 🔍

🥾 Today, let's put on our hiking shoes for the Tempoyrac circuit ‼️

This easy-to-access family hike allows you to discover La Rochette, a small village located at the foot of Mont Mézenc, the highest point in the Ardèche, as well as the hamlets of Lioussac, Reynaud and Tempoyrac as well as the Saliouse river.

🔎 Type: Buckle
🚩 Departure/Arrival: Church of La Rochette
🕑 Duration: 2 hours
🐾 Distance: 5,9km
↕️ Height difference: 222m
📊 Difficulty level: Medium
🔄 The end of the course is common to the GRP®

All the details of this hike can be found here 👇:
rando.montagnedardeche.com/trek/32621-Circuit-de-Tempoyrac---La-Rochette

🗺️ Find the map of all our hiking trails at our Tourist Receptions where our advisors will be able to answer your questions and guide you as best as possible.
✅ Do not hesitate to consult all of our hiking and mountain biking circuits on our website www.rando.montagnedardeche.com or on the application of the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Natural Park.

🍀Remember to consult the hiker's charter of the French Hiking Federation to help preserve the beautiful landscapes that surround us.

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Wed24/07
Ardèche Mountain Tourism

FISHING ACTIVITIES 2024:

Since April 19 and until September 21 in Montagne d'Ardèche, many free activities are open throughout the summer season for all ages (+ 12 years old).

Three dates to remember for the month of August:

🔹Friday August 2: Fly fishing on the Loire – Sainte-Eulalie (Stadium)
🔹Friday August 9: Float tube fishing – Lac-d’Issarlès
🔹Friday August 16: Feeder fishing – La Palisse lake (Cros-de-Géorand)

There are still some places !

For all information and registrations: Thibaut Dupuy: 07 75 75 70 65 / email: emploi.plateau@peche-ardeche.com

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FISHING EVENTS 2024: Since April 19 and until September 21 in Montagne d'Ardèche, numerous free activities are open throughout the summer season for all ages (+ 12 years old). Three dates to remember for the month of August: 🔹Friday August 2: Fly fishing on the Loire – Sainte-Eulalie (Stadium) 🔹Friday August 9: Float-tube fishing – Lac-d'Issarlès 🔹Friday August 16: Feeder fishing – Palisse lake (Cros-de-Géorand) There are still a few places left! For all information and registrations: Thibaut Dupuy: 07 75 75 70 65 / email: emploi.plateau@peche-ardeche.com #montagneardechoise #activites #famille #ardechetourisme #nature #activities #peche #été
Tue23/07
Ardèche Mountain Tourism

😊🔸ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL🔸

For a nice ride, combining effort and pleasure, nothing better than an electrically assisted bike!🚴‍♂️⚡

Discover freedom and gentle mobility with our rental electric bikes! 🌿🚴‍♀️

📍 Where to rent?

Gerbier de Jonc site house
☎️07 86 05 12 99

Bourlatier Farm
☎️04 75 38 84 90

Issarles Lake
Camping “Les Bords du Lac”
☎️04 66 46 20 70

Station of the Cross of Bauzon
☎️06 82 49 05 68

Nice walk!

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Tue23/07
Ardèche Mountain Tourism

FESTIVAL LES NUITS DES MONTS 🥳

CONCERT by I Campagnoli (Corsican polyphonies)

Thursday August 1 - 21 p.m. - Church of Issarlès

✅One of the oldest Corsican polyphony groups comes to transmit its passion for singing and the Corsican language...

📍More information about the group: www.icampagnoli.com/concerts-campagnoli.php

👉A little overview here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVTpqShBIAw

📞 Reservation on: www.montagnedardeche.com/billetterie/
or on 04 66 69 09 37

▶ Concert organized by the tourist office as part of the Les Nuits des Monts Festival in partnership with the Cdc Montagne d'Ardèche and the financial support of the Ministry of Culture (Cultural Summer 2024).

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FESTIVAL LES NUITS DES MONTS 🥳 CONCERT by I Campagnoli (Corsican polyphonies) Thursday August 1 - 21 p.m. - Church of Issarlès ✅One of the oldest Corsican polyphony groups comes to transmit its passion for singing and the Corsican language... 📍More information on the group: https://www.icampagnoli.com/concerts-campagnoli.php 👉A little preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVTpqShBIAw 📞 Reservation at: https://www.montagnedardeche. com/billetterie/ or at 04 66 69 09 37 ▶ Concert organized by the tourist office as part of the Les Nuits des Monts Festival in partnership with the Cdc Montagne d'Ardèche and the financial support of the Ministry of Culture (Cultural Summer 2024). #montagnedardeche #montagneardéchoise #ardeche #concert #festival #musicfestival #occitanmusic #concert
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Discover the Montagne d’Ardèche

At the Montagne d'Ardèche Tourist Office, we are proud to present our magnificent region and its many activities. Between breathtaking landscapes, preserved nature, walks or bike rides, and cultural events, you will not fail to spend unforgettable moments in this privileged destination. So, don’t hesitate any longer and come and discover everything that the Montagne d’Ardèche has to offer!

Explore the splendid Ardèche landscapes

One of the main attractions of the Montagne d'Ardèche undoubtedly lies in the beauty of its landscapes. From the majestic Mont-Mézenc to the famous Mount Gerbier de Rush and Thermal baths of Saint-Laurent-les-Bains, There is something for every taste.

Hiking and mountain biking for all levels

For those who like to venture into nature, our region offers a multitude of hikes marked and suitable for all levels. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you will inevitably find a walk that will meet your desires and allow you to contemplate the exceptional landscapes of our territory.

  1. Peaceful walk along rivers and waterfalls
  2. Sports course in the mountains for the most daring
  3. Hiking around lakes and bodies of water

Also, don't forget that the Montagne d'Ardèche is ideal for mountain biking. By mountain bike you can discover our region from another angle and enjoy its spectacular panoramas!

Hiking in Ardèche
Hiking in Ardèche

Winter activities

Winter is also a good season to come and explore the Ardèche. The snow then covers the landscape, providing a majestic setting for your snowshoe or cross-country ski escapades. For an original experience, you can even try a dog sled outing and share a unique moment with these exceptional animals.

The Croix de Bauzon resort offers 11 downhill ski slopes, as well as a play area for children and a circuit dedicated to cross-country skiing. You can also try Nordic ski touring. Finally, treat yourself to unforgettable laughs thanks to the sleds and snow buoys!

The Chavade Nordic area, for its part, allows you to taste all the joys of snow: snowshoe hikes, traditional tobogganing or snow tubing, cross-country or hiking skiing, biathlon, outings with dogs. sled.

The winter activities program appears every year in December. Don't miss the one for the 2024 winter holidays!

Ardèche culture and heritage

The Montagne d'Ardèche is not just about its natural landscapes. Indeed, it also has a rich architectural and historical heritage which bears witness to its eventful past. You can, among other things, visit the Abbey of Mazan, the Chartreuse de Bonnefoy but also the Moulin de Masméjean and the Tower of Saint-Laurent-les-Bains… without forgetting the farm of Bourlatier and the farm of Clastre, two typical farms of the Ardèche mountain with a roof of slate and broom. Our tourist information offices will be able to inform you about the days and times of visits to better understand the history of this exceptional territory.

A little extra culture: for lovers of contemporary art, the open-air artistic trail at Partage des Eaux invites you to discover the Ardèche mountains in a different way...

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Gastronomy and markets

Throughout the year, Ardèche offers a wide range of cultural, festive and friendly events. Local markets, regularly organized in our picturesque villages, will allow you to discover and taste local products.

Discover the two star products of the region, which benefit from the AOP designation (protected designation of origin): Fin Gras meat from Mézenc and chestnuts, of course!

Fin Gras du Mézenc AOP is a seasonal beef, coming from animals raised exclusively on grass and hay on the Mézenc terroir. The appellation concerns 194 breeders applying the ancestral breeding methods of our region. AOP meat is only distributed in 142 traditional butchers, from February to June.

For its part, the Ardèche AOP chestnut comes in three specialties: fresh chestnut, dried chestnut and chestnut flour. Production, harvesting and processing respect traditional methods and are carried out in the AOP geographical area, according to precise specifications. Many products are also made from Ardèche AOP chestnuts: jams, creams, cakes, etc.

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Ardèche is rich in terroir and a living gastronomic tradition. During your stay, don't miss the region's unmissable specialties:
• maôche, a specialty of the Ardèche plateau, made from sausage meat and stuffed cabbage cooked in a pork belly;
• abomasum, a charcuterie specialty made from pork, vegetables such as spinach, salads, herbs and aromatics;
• goat's or cow's cheese, particularly artisous cheeses, made on the Velay plateaus from raw milk;
• local charcuterie, particularly tasty and renowned.
And do you know the Bistrots de Pays de la Montagne d’Ardèche? These establishments guarantee you quality service and “Goûtez l’Ardèche®” labeled products for an authentic gourmet experience.

Hiking in Ardèche

Parties and concerts for unforgettable memories

Throughout the seasons, the Montagne d'Ardèche vibrates to the rhythm of the local festivals and events that enliven our territory. Concerts, shows, children's activities... you're bound to find an event that suits you! Don't hesitate to consult our events program to plan your outings and stock up on souvenirs.

The local associations, very active and passionate, organize concerts and balls in season, as well as occasionally during the rest of the year. The tourist office organizes the “Les nuits des Monts” festival, which offers four concerts with varied musical styles, scheduled between July 14 and August 15 in four different villages. Book your tickets online from the end of June.

Find all the events in Montagne d’Ardèche here.

Make the most of your stay thanks to our services

To facilitate the organization of your Ardèche getaway, we provide you with a wide range of services:

A tourist information office to answer all your questions and guide you in discovering our region

Suggestions for visits and activities according to your interests, for a personalized stay adapted to your desires

A reservation service for your accommodation, activities or guided tours

Swimming in the Ardèche Mountains, and aquatic leisure activities

For swimming enthusiasts, the Montagne d'Ardèche has no shortage of spots where you can cool off. Whether in the crystal clear waters of the rivers, the emerald-colored lakes or the natural swimming pools, you will always find an ideal place to take a dip. If you are a thrill-seeker, opt for a canyoning descent.

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Hiking in Ardèche

Camping in Ardèche: accommodation adapted to all your desires

To fully enjoy your stay campsite in Ardèche, we offer you a wide choice of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets: campsites with large and comfortable pitches, warm and functional chalets offering all the necessary comfort. Whatever your preference, don't hesitate to check out our offers and book your next cozy nest now!

The Montagne d’Ardèche is an essential destination for lovers of nature, heritage and authentic encounters.

So, don’t wait any longer and let yourself be seduced by this multifaceted region.

Discover Ardèche, a department apart

Nestled between the high plateaus of the Massif Central and the river plain of the Rhône, the Ardèche offers an exceptional diversity of landscapes. With its mountains and hills, its gorges, its rivers and its lakes, its juices and its slate or broom roofs, the Ardèche department is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in France!

Ardèche, breathtaking natural riches

The Montagne d'Ardèche and Haut-Vivarais, to the north, offer a superb panorama from Les Boutières and Mont Mézenc, the highest point of the department. The Middle Vivarais, with its steep and rocky landscapes, unfolds in the center, while the south or Bas-Vivarais is occupied by the Ardèche basin.

Ardèche is also the cradle of the Loire, the longest river in France which has its source at Mont-Gerbier-de-Jonc in the Ardèche Mountains. There are finally thousands of hectares of forest including the forest of Mazan but also green pastures in the Mézenc massif.

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Hiking in Ardèche

Tourism in Ardèche: diverse weather and activities

A contrasting department par excellence, Ardèche also stands out in terms of climate. Indeed, while the north offers temperate conditions, the mountainous regions are extremely cold and windy in winter. The south of the department, for its part, enjoys a Mediterranean climate.

One of the advantages of this variability lies in the choice of activities it allows. From winter sports to water sports, from hiking to mountain biking, from climbing to caving, there is something for everyone.

The Montagne d'Ardèche, very popular in summer, remains a little haven of freshness when the heatwave stifles the south of the department: swimming in lakes and rivers, hiking and other activities are practiced in the open air, allowing our visitors to take a big breath of rejuvenating fresh air.

Visit Ardèche…

Tourism occupies a preponderant place in Ardèche with nearly sixteen million overnight stays estimated in 2023. Ardèche is also the leading department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in cycle tourism and green tourism. The three spa resorts, the villages of character and those labeled “Most beautiful villages in France”, the Global Geopark label and the listing of the Chauvet cave as a UNESCO world heritage site, the presence of the largest animal park in the ARA region are all assets for Ardèche. The Gerbier-Mézenc natural area is also a candidate for the Grand Sites de France label.

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Hiking in Ardèche

…and live in Ardèche

Although a rural department, with only 59 inhabitants per square kilometer, Ardèche is also a lively territory, which brings together numerous associations and has a dynamic economy. The services sector brings together more than half of Ardèche businesses and 70% of jobs, followed by commerce (14 jobs), construction, industry and agriculture.

Much more than a tourist destination, Ardèche is a department where life is good. Who knows, maybe your visit to the Montagne d’Ardèche will make you want to settle there for good!

Moving to the Montagne d’Ardèche