The Gorges de l’Ardèche
The Gorges de l’Ardèche, declared a ‘National Nature Reserve’ since 1980, draws over a million visitors per year! This deep canyon was hollowed out by turbulent waters and formed a natural and historical site which impresses with the diversity of its typically Mediterranean flora and fauna and its even more remarkable geological formations. A protected haven that is a must-see during your stay at Le Pommier campsite, whether on foot, by boat or in a canoe!
The « pont d’arc »
The Pont d’Arc : The Pont d’Arc: much more than a natural bridge, it is a monument that cannot be ignored and the EMBLEM of the famous Gorges de l’Ardèche!
Standing some 55 metres high and 60 metres wide, you will feel an indescribable emotion when you see it for the first time, even if you’ve already seen a photo or video. Spanning the crystal clear waters of a turbulent and fast-flowing river... the Pont d’Arc is quite a spectacle in its own right.
Surrounded by exceptional and typically Mediterranean fauna and flora you will find unique hiking paths and unforgettable views…Everlasting memories guaranteed!
The “Grotte Chauvet 2”
A site that is one of its kind in the world where thrills and emotions are guaranteed!
The Grotte Chauvet 2 is a replica of the decorated cave of Pont d’Arc, known as the "Chauvet Cave” which has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.
It’s the 1st art gallery to showcase the 36,000-year-old art and it is located just a few kilometres from the original.
Discovered in 1994 by Jean Marie Chauvet and his two friends, Éliette Brunel and Christian Hillaire, caving enthusiasts, this discovery proved to be an important historical treasure and the oldest decorated cave on Earth.
The Chauvet Cave is located at the entrance to the Gorges de l’Ardèche, near the Pont d’Arc, just 25km from the Ciela Village Domaine le Pommier campsite. The entrance to the cave is on a cliff in the Cirque d'Estre and is now protected by a reinforced steel door.
The “Caverne du Pont d’Arc” is open to the public. Booking is compulsory and can be done online on the website www.cavernedupontdarc.fr; for all information, please contact the Caverne du Pont d’Arc on +33 (0)4 75 94 39 40.