The Aven Grotte Forestière

Aven Grotte Forestière

If you are staying at a holiday home of Le Moulin de Lande and are looking for a day trip, why not visit one of the beautiful caves that the Ardèche is well-known for? Or perhaps even two… The Aven Grotte Forestière is just a short distance from the Aven d’Orgnac, so you could envisage visiting … Read more

The Cave Grotte de la Madeleine

Grotte de la Madeleine

The Grotte de la Madeleine is located in the middle of the Gorges de l’Ardèche. You drive over the Route Touristique from Vallon Pont d’Arc, or from the other side at Saint Martin d’Ardèche. This cave is located approximately in the middle, a bit south of Saint Remèze. From the main road, you drive down … Read more

Chestnut markets – Castagnades

Chestnut market (castagnade) in the Ardèche

Chestnuts are an important agricultural product of the Ardèche. For centuries farmers have cultivated the chestnut trees, also known as ‘arbre à pain’ (bread tree). The fruits served as a basis for flour or were eaten in many different ways. Today chestnuts from the Ardèche are still a mark of quality. A special treat are … Read more

The Aven d’Orgnac cave

Aven d'Orgnac

The Aven d’Orgnac cave is one of the biggest limestone caves in France. The southern Ardèche is limestone country. Over the course of countless ages rainwater and rivers have created rocky outcrops and many caves. You can visit at least ten different caves in the Ardèche. The Aven d’Orgnac is perhaps the biggest one and … Read more

The Grotte Chauvet 2

35000-year old drawings in the Caverne du Pont d'Arc

The Grotte Chauvet 2 beautifully and truthfully showcases 36000-year old cave paintings that have been reproduced up to the millimetre. The original cave “La Grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc”, discovered in 1994, is a UNESCO World Heritage site with no access except for scientists. This has been done to preserve the integrity of the site and its … Read more