The Rives d’Arc, a luxury campsite in Vallon Pont d’Arc
It is right in the heart of the Ardèche, just a stone’s throw from the delightful little village of Vallon Pont d’Arc, and by the river whose waters have nearby hollowed out some of the most beautiful gorges in France, that the Les Rives d’Arc campsite accommodates holidaymakers. In rich and protected surroundings, this campsite rated 4 star makes a point of honour in offering its guests an unforgettable stay, at the height of their expectations.
A high-end holiday resort in the Ardèche
The Rives d’Arc is a prestigious address in camping and caravanning in the Vivarais. The campsite, where peace and greenery all have their place, is located by the water, on a bank of the Ardèche river. In the village of Vallon Pont d’Arc, the stronghold of the Pont d’Arc natural arch marking the gateway to the famous Gorges de l’Ardèche (Ardèche gorges), this establishment invites you to come here and make the most of its matchless dolce vita.
This 4-star campsite in the Ardèche offers its holidaymakers the chance to stay in modern and cosy accommodation. Perfectly integrated within the surrounding countryside, each holiday rental offers you a delightful feeling of a change of scene. The “Cabanes d’Arc” are the best example with their large panoramic windows, so that you can commune with nature. The “Classique” and “Conforts” bungalows are perfectly equipped and enable you, thanks to their outdoor terrace, to fully make the most of the Ardèche sunrays. Lastly, the “Furnished Tents” delight those who love to harmonize the comfort of a holiday rental and the spirit of camping.
The Rives d’Arc also makes superb plots available for campers, to pitch their tents or park their caravans and campers. Spacious, wooded and in bloom, the pitches in the “Comfort” range have a minimum size of 80 metres squared, and are equipped with an electric supply and a mains water supply. Note that the pitches enjoy a breathtaking view over the river.
For a holiday at the water's edge, with direct access to the river
Children and adults alike are on cloud nine in this Ardèche establishment! Everyone makes the most of the activities and entertainment schedule with a full programme! The children, in particular, can take part in the activities offered by the campsite kids’ club. From aged 6 to 12, they are supervised by a team of qualified activity leaders, and make the most of numerous activities organised on the site itself. Teenagers are not left out and can meet up at the Rives d’Arc teenagers club (Club Ado). Group activities, sports activities, trips, it is a golden opportunity for great encounters.
Set aside for adults, the wellness area enables you to breathe and genuinely take care of yourself! For this, what better than entrusting your body into the expert hands of Julie, a professional masseuse. In an area favouring relaxation and pleasure, it is a magnificent moment of delight which awaits holidaymakers on this establishment.
The campsite team of the Rives d’Arc also offers you a multitude of sports and recreational activities. From the traditional pétanque tournament to the most physical mountain-biking trip, this establishment knows how to adapt to everyone’s needs. Creative workshops are also encouraged since it is possible to take part in water colour lessons and even pottery. Lastly, amongst the exceptional facilities of this Ardèche campsite, there are 2 lovely water parks including heated swimming pools appealing to lovers of swimming and water-play delights. There is also a Jacuzzi and children’s paddling pools.
A perfect site to go off to explore Vallon Pont d’Arc and the surrounding area
To discover the best in local gastronomy, you should go to the campsite’s Avalon restaurant. On-site or for takeaways, the latter is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. It is notably possible to enjoy gambas (King Prawns), Magret de Canard (duck breast made using Moulard duck) and even Caillette Ardéchoise (Ardèche-style meatball made of pork, liver and greens), in dishes combining quality and originality. In addition, the restaurant offers a large range of regional wines. The grocery, open 7 days a week, enables you to buy these products without having to take your car! Practical, the latter also offers a bakery service and a newspaper and magazine area.
Around the campsite, the Gorges de l’Ardèche region offers you the opportunity to do numerous sports activities. Kayak descents, potholing in the caves, canyoning and treetop adventure are notably on the menu. For those who prefer cultural trips, the Chauvet 2 cave is one of the absolute must-sees of the region. The Chauvet cave, rated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, being inaccessible to the public, you should go to the Grotte Chauvet 2 cave, its replica, to discover the entire history of this masterpiece of rock art. During the trip, you will pass between stalagmites and stalactites before reaching the “Galerie de l’Aurignacien” (“Aurignacian Gallery”), a recreational area. This enables you to learn more about our ancestors and their lives in the past.
Moreover, as holidays are above all intended for rest and relaxation, what better than sitting down on one of the two beaches on the Pont d’Arc site. Opposite a natural arch unique in the world, and with breathtaking views over the Ardèche river which flows below, you can put your towel on the pebbles and indulge in idleness!