Located in the south of France in the stunning countryside, Ardèche is an area renowned for its beauty and many activities. The landscape includes undulating hills and valleys, lush green fields and pristine rivers, as well as shady forests and pretty little towns. Making up the southwest corner of the Rhone Alps region, there is snow here in the winter and sunshine in the summer season. Hire a car and explore the many smaller villages of the area, with plenty of history and culture just waiting to be discovered here.
Some of the most popular towns to explore in the area include Privas, Largentiere and Joyeuse, as well as Balazuc and Vogue. Families will find plenty of activities in the region, with the mountains and forests providing rivers for kayaking and other water sports, while the forests are home to trails of varying difficulty. Couples will enjoy the many serene towns and natural surroundings, while groups of friends will also find plenty on offer.