The natural environment surrounding Domaine de Sévenier & Spa
Holidays in the Ardèche are guaranteed to be a green experience! Here you will discover with delight a carefully protected landscape, pure unpolluted air, and a large variety of wildlife and flora – the perfect place for relaxation and revitalization. Come and forget about the routines of everyday life and immerse yourself in the magnificent natural environment of the Ardèche.
Pont d’Arc arch
The world famous Pont d’Arc natural bridge is a sight not to be missed! Situated 3km from the town of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, and 7km from the Domaine de Sévenier, this unique natural feature is benefitting from a five-year major improvement project from 2015–2020, which will allow more visitors to experience the site in all its natural tranquillity.
For more information visit: www.grandsite-combedarc-ardeche.fr
Gorges de l'Ardèche
The gorges of the Ardèche river form a spectacular 32km long canyon. The perfect way to experience the gorges is of course on the water! Rent a kayak and go on a day-long adventure at your own pace, paddling from discovery to discovery.
Or if canoeing is not for you, why not take the tourist road high above the gorges? Running from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc to Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche, this is a favourite route not least for motorcyclist and cyclists, offering numerous breath-taking panoramic views.
More intimate than the majestic Ardèche, the lovely river Ibie flows through a protected, quiet and verdant valley. Often underground, the river only emerges above ground in rare spots to form ideal swimming holes, or the perfect locations for waterside picnics.
Défilés de Ruoms
If you’re heading towards Largentière be sure to opt for the route known as the “Défilés de Ruoms”. This small road is cut dramatically into the cliff face and offers wonderful views.
Cirque de Gens
Well known to climbers, this stunning cliff is well worth a visit, whether it’s for a hike, a picnic by the water’s edge, a climbing expedition, swimming with the family, or simply passing through the delightful nearby village of Chauzon. Not to be missed!
Rocher de Sampzon
Visible throughout the valley, this immense rock outcrop offers wonderful views across the surrounding area of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc and the Ardèche gorges.
Having explored the garrigue countryside around the Domaine de Sévenier, take the opportunity to discover the “other” Ardèche! A few kilometres from the site rises the magnificent plateau of the Montagne ardéchoise – a wholly different landscape, where cows graze, the chestnut tree is king and one can enjoy the freshness of mountain air.