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Monts d'Ardèche natural regional Park

History and heritage

Sites incontournables

Le Parc Naturel Régional des Monts d'Ardèche a été créé sur un territoire qui présente des paysages d'une très haute qualité et qui se distinguent par leur diversité.

Si le Parc des Monts d'Ardèche possède un grand nombre de sites de grande qualité à découvrir absolument, certains sont cependant réellement incontournables !


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Vallée de la Drobie

The valley of La Drobie is in the southern Cévennes, south-west of the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park of which it forms one of the "reference landscapes".

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Le massif du Tanargue

The Tanargue massif, which culminates at almost 5,000 feet, overlooks the entire Pays Beaume-Drobie. This vast crest of granite which stands out in the landscape takes the name ‘Tanargue’ from the protohistoric era.

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La Ferme de Bourlatier

Elle date du 17ème siècle et témoigne du patrimoine architectural de la montagne ardéchoise. Pendant la visite guidée découvrez l’histoire de la région, l’architecture en phase avec la géologie du territoire, la vie sociale...

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Abbaye Notre Dame des Neiges

The Abbey of Notre Dame des Neiges, where Trappist Cistercian monks have lived since 1850, is a place of peace, prayer and fraternity which is cut off from the world but open to all.

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Saint Martial Lake

Maar-type volcano, the artificial lake lies in a huge crater whose edges you can see. Access from the leisure centre. Suc de Lestrat hike (1 hr return trip, 120m different in altitude, forest footpath).

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Eglise Romane de Thines

Eglise Romane classée monument historique par Prosper Mérinée en 1848 du XIIème siècle.

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Basalt flow

Famous causeways and columns with blue basalt prisms. On the banks of the Lignon, this gigantic flow seems to want to drown us creating impressive gorges looking like organ pipes. It is said to be the most beautiful in Europe.

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Ray Pic Waterfalls

Experience the Ray Pic waterfalls where water from La Bourges river bursts through basalt rock. This natural volcanic site has been listed since 1931.

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Volcan

The name of the Bowl of Jaujac is due to its shape which apparently looks like a drinking bowl. "It is one of the most regular Volcanoes in France, even the most perfect" (Brousse & Berger, 1967, p.3).

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Château de Ventadour

12th century feudal castle that's been under restoration since 1969 by volunteers and professionals guided by Francoise and Pierre Potier.

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