Chauvet 2 cave
Barjac, the ideal holiday destination!
When you choose this Renaissance gem as your holiday destination, you’re opting for authenticity, escapism and real relaxation. And the icing on the cake? Some of the finest natural sites in the Ardèche, such as the Gorges de l’Ardèche, the Pont d’Arc and the Chauvet 2 cave are close by. Whether you come with family, friends or just the two of you, the ideal Ardèche getaway starts in Barjac.
In a lovely verdant setting, your Sandaya campsite will be the perfect base for your Ardèche adventures! On-site you’ll be able to enjoy the heated water parks, one of which is covered, the spa with its cosy atmosphere, the free children’s clubs and access to the river. And in the surrounding area too, there is so much to do: canoeing on the river, hiking, tree-top adventure courses, heritage visits and gourmet experiences all await!
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Visit Barjac with the family
Children simply love animals and a visit to the Gorges de l’Ardèche animal park seems the natural choice if you want to please your little campers. At this 10-hectare site, they’ll get to meet an array of amusing animals, some of which are rare and endangered breeds. Your tots can even touch the park’s residents in the special “petting pens” around the site. A family activity approved by all!
A major tourist attraction, the Chauvet 2 cave is a must for your holiday programme, if only for its 30,000-year-old cave paintings! Listed by Unesco, this extraordinary cultural site will plunge young and old into prehistoric times and you will come away as an expert on early human history. And it’s a safe bet that your children will tell their friends all about this unique experience once back at school!
Visit Barjac as a couple
Adventure-loving couples, grab your life jackets and paddles because one activity that everyone agrees on in the Ardèche Gorges is canoeing, of course! Only in the Ardèche can you experience this kind of trip down the river, admiring the breathtaking beauty of this enchanting natural site as you go. And if you share the experience with your soul mate, it’s a pretty perfect romantic escapade!
In summertime, back on dry land, make sure you visit the lavender fields. You’ll be mesmerised by the fields of blue as far as the eye can see, and soon hooked on the characteristic fragrance of the emblematic Provençal flower. There is simply no better backdrop for a romantic selfie! As a bonus, you can of course take a scented souvenir back home with you!
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On a trip to a tree-top adventure park, your gang can climb the trees to play Tarzan and Jane as they experience their first thrills of adventure!
An unexpected activity awaits at the Saint-Marcel cave site: try your hand at potholing and explore the cave’s galleries, then end the experience with an Ardèche wine-tasting session in complete darkness!
After your sporting endeavours, it’s time to sample the culinary delights of the Ardèche! The delectable local specialities – both sweet and savoury – will be a mouthwatering reward for your efforts!
The other must-see in the Ardèche is the vast Aven d’Orgnac site where, 120 metres below ground, you’ll discover a fairy-tale world brimming with stalactites and stalagmites. Quite simply spellbinding.