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 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