Enjoy Ardèche at Camping Le Clapas

The Ardèche, particularly the south with the Vallon Pont d’Arc, offers visitors countless pleasures for all the senses. With invaluable historical and cultural heritage, breathtaking landscape, unique sporting activities and a Mediterranean climate, Ardèche is a remarkable destination.

The campsite reception provides documentation about the region. In high season, we organise a welcome drink when we suggest a wide range of activities and trips that can be organised in the campsite surroundings.

Camping Le Clapas
Camping Le Clapas
Camping Le Clapas

Ardèche Gorges

In the south of the department, the Ardèche Gorges form a deep canyon of about 30 kilometres that stretches between the towns of Vallon Pont d’Arc and Saint Martin d’Ardèche. A nature reserve, the Ardèche Gorges are home to abundant flora and fauna in a wild and untouched natural environment. With panoramas ranging from limestone cliffs to sandy beaches, it is a gigantic playground for a wide range of activities including canoeing, swimming, and hiking.

The famous Pont d’Arc

The only one of its kind in the world, the famous Pont d’Arc is a natural arch measuring 54 m high and 60 m wide. It is estimated to have been dug into the limestone rock by the Ardèche River over 500,000 years ago. A natural gateway to the Ardèche Gorges, the gigantic size of the majestic Pont d’Arc is impressive. Observe it from upstream and downstream, or from below – swimming or canoeing.

Camping Le Clapas
Camping Le Clapas
Camping Le Clapas

Grotte Chauvet 2

Grotte Chauvet 2 is the exact replica of the original Chauvet cave discovered in 1994 and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered one of the oldest decorated palaeolithic caves in the world. In order to preserve this priceless gem for humanity, the original cave was recreated so that we can all discover and admire the extraordinary paintings and engravings dating back 36,000 years.

Caves and sinkholes

Ardèche has many other caves and sinkholes which provide extraordinary spectacles. Not far from Vallon Pont d’Arc is Aven d’Orgnac sinkhole, a listed Grand Site de France with huge volumes and Cité de la Préhistoire visitor centre, Grotte de La Madeleine in Saint-Remèze, and the equally famous Aven Marzal, an invitation to journey to the centre of the earth.

Camping Le Clapas
Camping Le Clapas
Camping Le Clapas

Descend the Gorges

One of Ardèche’s main attractions is the famous descent by canoe or kayak. The ultimate family activity, you can travel to the heart of the Gorges with itineraries ranging between 8 km and 32 km and over 1 or 2 days. Thanks to our partnership with Aigue Vive, one of the most important hire services in Vallon Pont d’Arc, you can book directly at the campsite.

Contact reception at the campsite to organise your descent of the Ardèche river. We make your booking and organise departure from the campsite.

Sports activities

With incredible topography, Ardèche is a thrilling playground and a favourite for nature lovers and seasoned athletes. Hiking or mountain-biking on marked trails, vertiginous climbing trails, via ferrata, potholing, tree-top climbing… a wide range of sports activities to delight families and groups of friends.

The campsite can advise you about all sports activities, provide contact information for local organisations and give directions for getting to the site.
Camping Le Clapas
Camping Le Clapas
Camping Le Clapas
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