Gorges de l'Ardèche
Villeneuve De Berg
Vallon Pont d'Arc
Located in Villeneuve de Berg, to the Centre-East of the Ardèche, mid-way between the Rhône valley and Aubenas, between the plateau of Coiron and the Ibie Valley, the commune of Villeneuve de Berg is characterised by this specific geographical location right in the heart of the Southern Ardèche. On account of its extraordinary history, this former fortified royal town still has a remarkable architectural heritage.
A land full of discoveries
The Ardèche is an area of exceptional natural beauty and has a way of life that stirs up a variety of emotions among its visitors.
The southern Ardèche is certainly the most well-known tourist area in the region and Le Pommier campsite is situated in a special place on a hillside in the heart of the southern Ardèche in the town of Villeneuve de Berg. Just 20 minutes form the campsite, passing through the Ibie valley, you will arrive at the mythical village of Vallon Pont d’Arc from where you can canoe down the fabulous Gorges de l’Ardèche. You will find natural landscapes of outstanding beauty, such as Balcon des Templiers or the Cirque de la Madeleine. You will also be able to visit the Ardèche caves and the replica of the Chauvet Cave “The Grotte Chauvet 2”, one of France’s most beautiful decorated caves and granted UNESCO world heritage status.
In the mountainous northern Ardèche lies the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park. Just 70 kilometres from the campsite, it is home to the renowned Mont Gerbier des Joncs (a mountain of volcanic origin), source of the Loire, as well as the ‘route des Sucs’ (famous cycle route) and numerous waterfalls such as the “Ray Pic”.
The Ardèche has a rich heritage with its picturesque villages, like Voguë, Balazuc, Monréal, or Antraïgues sur Volane: home of the late famous French poet, Jean Ferrat. Exceptional cuisine and fabulous local produce await you, such as chestnut purée, goat's cheese or caillette (regional meatball dish). Once you have tried it, you’ll be hooked!
Situated some ten kilometres from Villeneuve de Berg, be sure not to miss out on the remains of the old Gallo-Roman town, Alba la Romaine. Its castle and museum, Muséal, are worth visiting during your stay at Domaine le Pommier, as well as the town of Montélimar, capital of nougat, located slightly further away in the Drôme department of south eastern France.